Before the Storm

A Year in the Pribilof Islands, 1941-1942

Fredericka Martin

Before the Storm

Fredericka Martin

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

Edited and with supplemental material by Raymond Hudson
385 pages | 30 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2010
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781602230767 Published April 2010
E-book $7.00 to $39.95 ISBN: 9781602231030 Published April 2010

From June of 1941 through the following summer, Fredericka Martin lived with her husband, Dr. Samuel Berenberg, on remote St. Paul Island in Alaska. During that time, Martin delved into the complex history of the Unangan people, and Before the Storm draws from her personal accounts of that year and her research to present a fascinating portrait of a time and a people facing radical change. A government-ordered evacuation of all Aleuts from the island in the face of World War II, which Martin recounts in her journal, proved but the first step in a long struggle by native peoples to gain independence, and, as editor Raymond L. Hudson explains, Martin came to play a significant role in the effort.


Before the Storm Broke
   Chapters 1 - 43


   1.  Foreword by Fredericka Martin, c. 1943
   2.  Excerpts and Synopsis from Samuel R. Berenberg’s Annual Medical Report, 1941-1942
   3.  Pribilof Island Men Who Served in the Military During World War II

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