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    Natchiq grows up: the story of a ringed seal pup and her changing home
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Hauser, Donna D. W., author; Frost, Kathryn J., author; Whiting, Alex, V., author; Goodwin, John, contributor; Harris, Cyrus, contributor; Goodwin, Pearl, contributor; McFarland, Heather, illustrator; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Accessible description of the early life and lair of Natchiq, a ringed seal pup near Kotzebue, in northern coastal Alaska. Includes photos and diagrams from seal researchers and science communicators, as well as sidebars focused on Indigenous and Traditional Ecological Knowledge.--Provided by publisher.
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    The Dall sheep dinner guest: Iñupiaq narratives of northwest Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Anderson, Wanni Wl, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    The rich storytelling tradition of the Inupiaq Eskimos of Alaska is showcased in this collection of over eighty stories. Meticulously compiled from six villages in Northwest Alaska between 1966 and 1987, the stories are presented as part of a living tradition, complete with biographies, photos, and introductory remarks by Native storytellers. Each story provides insight into Inupiaq worldview, human-animal relationships, and the organization of family life." "The Dall Sheep Dinner Guest includes a new version of the Qayaq cycle, one of the best-known legends from the region, as well as stories such as "The Fast Runner." A major contribution to the Native literature of Alaska, this collection includes two introductory essays by Wanni W. Anderson that provide historical background and a foundation for understanding gender, age, and regional differences and the narrative context of storytelling.--Book jacket.
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    The upper Tanana Dene: people of this land
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Simeone, William E., author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    This volume conveys the history and knowledge of Dene elders. Oral accounts reveal a unique perspective and offer commentary on continuity and change over the past hundred years. These narratives, along with photographs and illustrations, show the history of the region alongside a portrait of the people themselves.--Provided by publisher.
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    Trouble will save you: three novellas from interior Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Crouse, David Nikki, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
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    Akulmiut neqait: fish and food of the Akulmiut
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2019) Fienup-Riordan, Ann, author; Meade, Marie, author; Rearden, Alice, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    In fall 2014, Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CEC, formerly Calista Elders Council) began a four-year study funded by the Office of Subsistence Management of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The study focused on whitefish and other non-salmon freshwater fish harvested by residents of the Akulmiut villages of Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, and Atmautluak, as well as those living along the Kuskokwim River just below Bethel in the villages of Napaskiak, Napakiak, and Oscarville. Harvest studies have been carried out in some of these communities (Ikuta, Brown, and Koester, ed. 2014) as well as two major ethnographic studies--one in Napaskiak (Oswalt 1963) and one in Nunapitchuk (Andrews 1989). Our intended focus was not on harvest amounts but rather traditional knowledge surrounding the harvest and use of the six species of whitefish, as well as pike, burbot, and blackfish, on which people from this area relied so heavily in the past and continue to harvest to this day. In fact, all three contemporary Akulmiut villages, as well as settlements in the past, were established at sites where fish fences were built across the river each fall to intercept whitefish as they migrated out of the lakes and sloughs toward the mainstem of the Kuskokwim River. If there is one food that defines people from this area, it is whitefish.--Provided by publisher.
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    The gwich'in climate report
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Gilbert, Matt, editor and compiler; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    A regional climate impact and adaptation report, The Gwich'in Climate Report is a compilation of interviews between Matt Gilbert and northern Alaska Gwich'in Athabascan community members, elders, hunters, and trappers. It explores Gwich'in insight and wisdom about ecology, climate, and the effects of climate change on their landscapes and culture.--Provided by publisher.
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    Alaska herring history: the story of Alaska's herring fisheries and industry
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Mackovjak, James, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Alaska Herring History is a thoroughly researched, well-documented, and comprehensive chronicle of Alaska's herring fisheries. James Mackovjak describes the evolution of these fisheries from the late nineteenth century to the present, including harvest, processing, markets, and sustained-yield management considerations.--Provided by publisher.
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    Cabin stories: the best of Dark winter nights: true stories from Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Prince, Rob, editor; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Cabin Stories: The Best of Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska is a collection of stories selected by the executive producers of Dark Winter Nights. These stories depict true adventures, impossible situations and the stranger side of life in Alaska as told by the everyday Alaskans who experienced them.--Provided by publisher.
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    Water the rocks make: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) McElroy, David, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    The poems of Water the Rocks Make commit into words the turbulence of emotion and thought stirred up by life's events: family trauma, psychiatric instability, the legal system, the death of a loved one, identity, cultural displacement, work, loss, creativity, and through everything, love.--Provided by publisher.
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    Old woman with berries in her lap: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Prescott, Vivian Faith, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Through a single descendant's voice that speaks to the Sámi diaspora, this collection of poems is a journey through colonialism, transgenerational trauma, and identity. Many have heard of the Sámi reindeer herders brought to Alaska by Sheldon Jackson in the 1800s, but not much is known about the Sámi diaspora experiences.--Provided by publisher.
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    Spirit things
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Messersmith-Glavin, Lara, author; Peet, Roger, illustrator; University of Alaska Press, publisher
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    Yungcautnguuq nunam qainga tamarmi. All the land's surface is medicine: edible and medicinal plants of southwest Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Fienup-Riordan, Ann, author; Rearden, Alice, author; Meade, Marie, author; Jernigan, Kevin, photographer; Cleveland, Jacqueline, photographer; Birzer, Sharon, artist; Tyler, Richard W., artist; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    In this book, close to one hundred men and women from all over southwest Alaska share knowledge of their homeland and the plants that grow there. They speak eloquently about time spent gathering and storing plants and plant material during snow-free months, including gathering greens during spring, picking berries each summer, harvesting tubers from the caches of tundra voles, and gathering a variety of medicinal plants. The book is intended as a guide to the identification and use of edible and medicinal plants in southwest Alaska, but also as an enduring record of what Yup'ik men and women know and value about plants and the roles plants continue to play in Yup'ik lives.--Provided by publisher.
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    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Cook, Corinna, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Leavetakings is a collection of personal essays that convey the writer's intimate connections with Alaska. The sections in Leavetakings are structured around water: Inland, Intertidal, Upriver, At Sea. Several essays grapple with loving stolen land, and loving wild landscapes in the face of development, degradation, and resource extraction.--Provided by publisher.
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    Cabin 135: a memoir of Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Eberhart, Katie, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Cabin 135 exists as place and idea, abode and quirky companion. As place, the house offered abundant opportunities to explore and contemplate decisions made by previous residents. As an abstraction, the log-built cabin both anchored and propelled my speculative notions of time and place. Eventually, I looked outward, beyond the house toward the microcosms of garden and yard and on toward a wider terrain. Nature meanders through my life as an ongoing theme, whether semi-tamed garden, national park, or wild-seeming forest. My narrative journey samples history, gardening, and nature as well as grappling with a many-faced house. Within the thematic structure of this book, I learn to pay more attention to my surroundings-sometimes with a broad-brush approach such as considering a swath of vegetation, other times, contemplating only a small plot of forest or garden, or a patch of wall inside the house. While searching for narrative larger than myself, everything I experienced, pondered, and tinkered with became part of my story and I puzzled over how we change places in both minuscule and wide-ranging ways.--Provided by publisher.
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    Alaska native games and how to play them: twenty-five ancient contests that survived the ages
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Brown, Tricia Nuyaqik, author; Spiess, Joni Kitmiiq, author; Corral, Roy Jazhguq, photographer; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    In this book, you'll learn how to play centuries-old games with intriguing names, like the Eskimo Stick Pull, Ear Weight, Musk Ox Wrestling (no, you don't really wrestle the animal!), and Two-Foot High Kick. What do they require of you? Strength, balance, precision, and endurance. Mental focus. The will to challenge yourself and bring out the best in another. Exactly what's needed for survival in a harsh environment.--Provided by publisher.
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    With the wind and the waves: a guide to mental health practices in Alaska Native communities
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Droby, Ray M., author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    The following model for mental health professionals working within Alaska Native communities maintains four guiding principles fueling its infrastructure. Embodied within its framework is its particular emphasis on non-Native practitioners working alongside village-based personnel coupled with the need to understand and accept Native people for who they are, working with them on an individual and community level. Following my experience on the ocean with the wind and the waves, it recognizes and emphasizes mental health professionals going with what is given in a Native community. Further, although my reference to "mental health professionals" is often intended for non-Native mental health providers, this does not exclude Native mental health providers due to these reasons: 1) some American Indian providers who move to Alaska to practice in rural/remote Alaska villages are not familiar with Alaska Native culture or the history of trauma experienced by Alaska Native people; 2) for a variety of reasons (e.g., raised outside of Alaska and not connected to the culture), some Alaska Native providers may not be familiar with their culture or history; this is not uncommon since most of the Alaska Native history is not taught in school but rather through Elders and the practice of oral tradition.--Provided by publisher.
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    Nunakun-gguq ciutengqertut. They say they have ears through the ground: animal essays from Southwest Alaska
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Fienup-Riordan, Ann, author; Rearden, Alice, translator; Meade, Marie, translator; Chanar, David, translator; Nayamin, Rebecca, translator; Joseph, Corey, translator; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Lifeways in Southwest Alaska today remains inextricably bound to the seasonal cycles of sea and land. Community members continue to hunt, fish, and make products from the life found in the rivers and sea. Based on a wealth of oral histories collected over decades of research, this book explores the ancestral relationship between Yup'ik people and the natural world of Southwest Alaska. Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut studies the overlapping lives of the Yup'ik with native plants, animals, and birds, and traces how these relationships transform as more Yup'ik relocate to urban areas and with the changing environment. The book is presented in bilingual format, with facing-page translations, and will be hailed as a milestone work in the anthropological study of contemporary Alaska.--Provided by publisher
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    Sin eaters: stories
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2022) Tankersley, Caleb, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Magical, heartfelt, and funny, Sin Eaters paints a picture of religion and repression while hinting at the love and connection that come with healing. The stories in Caleb Tankersley's collection illuminate the shadowy edges of the American Midwest, featuring aspects of religion, sex and desire, monsters and magic, and humor.--Provided by publisher.
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    Field guide to snow
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Sturm, Matthew, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher
    Over my career I have led more than 30 snow expeditions, taught snow science in the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate level, and run more than a dozen field method classes all over the U.S. In the field with my students, we have worked shoulder-to-shoulder in snow pits measuring the density, grain size, and stratigraphy of the snow pack. In that setting I have tried to teach people how to read in the snow the story of the winter. Most beginners at first have trouble seeing the story: it is all just white and the same. But with time, and a little guidance, the winter world has opened up for them. That is what this book is about: just a little guidance for those who might not get a chance to dig a snow pit with me, but who want to know more about the snow.--Provided by publisher.
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    I thought there would be more wolves: poems
    (Colorado State University. Libraries, 2021) Ryan, Sara, author; University of Alaska Press, publisher