The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman

Edna Wilder

Edna Wilder

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

170 pages | 10 halftones, 1 map | 6 x 9
Cloth $26.95 ISBN: 9781602230163 Published February 2008
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781602230156 Published February 2009

The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman is a sequel to the delightful story Once Upon an Eskimo Time, which recounts the remarkable life of Minnie and her Eskimo mother as she comes of age in a traditional village on Alaska’s western coast. Resuming the tale on the day Minnie encounters her first white man, The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman relates the next century of Minnie’s adventurous life—painting a picture of early twentieth-century village life as Minnie and her Englishman marry and find the determination, strength, and courage to live life in the face of tragedy, rapidly changing technology, and unrelenting hardship along the Bering Sea. Accompanied by photographs of early Eskimo village life, the narrative poignantly captures a sense of a long-lost way of life on the Seward Peninsula.

1.   Sammy-Sis-Co
2.   Oolark's Last Hunt
3.   Dreadul Illness
4.   30-30 Rifle
5.   Copper Cave
6.   Golovin Bay Trading Post
7.   Evil Songs
8.   White Crackers for Lost Love
9.   Arthur Samuel Tucker
10. Bluff City
11. Billy G.
12. First Alaskan Hunt
13. We Are Going to Be Lost
14. Eating Oogruk
15. Two Helpless Women
16. Working at Port Safety Roadhouse
17. One Way to Get a Wife
18. Orphaned Reindeer
19. Sorrow and Grief
20. Two Men Name a Baby
21. Big Flu
22. Strange Noise
23. The Owl's Good-bye
24. Brave Woman
25. The Spirit Circled Her
26. Crane
27. No More Bluff City
28. Heart Attack
29. "Something Terrible Would Happen"
30. Death Is Hard
31. I Just Take a Look
32. Flood of '67
33. Round Galvanized Tub
34. Please Warn the Fisherman
35. Man with a Heart
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