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History of the Central Brooks Range

Gaunt Beauty, Tenuous Life

The History of the Central Brooks Range uses rare primary sources in order to provide a chronological examination and history of the Koyukuk region—including anthropological descriptions of the Native groups that make the Central Brooks Range and its surroundings their home. The history of early exploration, mining, and the Klondike all overflow into the story of the Koyukuk region and its rich cultural heritage, and William E. Brown provides a fascinating history of the extraordinary ways of survival employed by pioneers in this rugged northern land. Supplemented with detailed descriptions by Robert Marshall, The History of the Central Brooks Range is further enhanced by over 150 beautiful full-color illustrations—from early exploration to the creation of the Gates of the Arctic National Park—making this an essential volume for anyone interested in Alaska Native studies.

219 pages | 180 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2007

History: American History

Native American Studies

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Table of Contents


Chapter1: Land of Traditional Times

Chapter 2: Early Exploration: 1700-1900

Chapter 3: Early Mining and Klondike Overflow

Chapter 4: Far North Camps and Communities, 1900-1930

Chapter 5: The Civilization of the North

Chapter 6: Robert Marshall’s Koyukuk

Chapter 7: Still a Homeland

Chapter 8: Creation of the Park


End Notes



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