Made of Salmon

Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project

Edited by Nancy Lord

Made of Salmon

Edited by Nancy Lord

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

224 pages | 16 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781602232839 Published May 2016
E-book $7.00 to $21.95 ISBN: 9781602232846 Published May 2016
All over the world, salmon populations are in trouble, as overfishing and habitat loss have combined to put the once-great Atlantic and Pacific Northwest runs at serious risk. Alaska, however, stands out as a rare success story: its salmon populations remain strong and healthy, the result of years of careful management and conservation programs that are rooted in a shared understanding of the importance of the fish to the life, culture, and history of the state.

Made of Salmon brings together more than fifty diverse Alaska voices to celebrate the salmon and its place in Alaska life. A mix of words and images, the book interweaves longer works by some of Alaska’s finest writers with shorter, more anecdotal accounts and stunning photographs of Alaskans fishing for, catching, preserving, and eating salmon throughout the state. A love letter to a fish that has been central to Alaska life for centuries, Made of Salmon is a reminder of the stakes of this great, ongoing conservation battle.
Foreword by Bella Hammond
The Salmon Project by Erin Harrington
Introduction by Nancy Lord

Salmon Invictus by Lynn Schooler
Dustin Connor
Chantelle Pence

Iqalugruaq: Chum Salmon and the Inuit World by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Les Palmer

The Story Continues by Sara Loewen
Heidi Hurley
Juanita Dwyer

Family Business by Carol Sturgulewski
Melanie Brown

The Way of the Real Human Being: A Way of Life for Alaska Native Peoples by Ilarion “Larry” Merculieff
Thomasina Anderson
Maija Lukin
Barbara Njaa

I am Now the Age She Was by Dan O’Neill
Karen Maskarinec
George Gatter

The King and I by Richard Chiappone
Laurie Bassett

Thank You. Swimmer by Emma Teal Laukitis
Sarah Harrington
Matthew Boline

Stone Fish. Living Mirrors by Hank Lentfer
Renamary Rauchenstein

Salmon Are Worth More Than Money by Charles Wohlforth
Susan Harvey
Mark Witteveen

What Happens in the Arctic? by Debby Dahl Edwardson
Alice Aga

The Right Kind of Hungry by Julia O’Malley
Sonja Barger
Martha Anelon

Seasons by Ernestine Hayes
Christopher Orman
Bethany Neubarth

Size Matters by Charlie Campbell
Mi’chelle McCoy
Adaline Pete

Here on the Rocks by Seth Kantner
Leona Gottschalk

Riversong by Kirsten Dixon
Jenny Fast
Danika Simpson

Bristol Bay Youth Doing Their Part by Verner Wilson III
Christy Everett

Let Nothing Be Wasted by Leslie Leyland Fields
Mary Sattler

The One That Got Away by Don Rearden
Tatiana Petticrew
Paul Ivanoff

My Salmon Project by Michael Raudzis Dinkel
Eva O’Malley
Jerre Wills

Give Me a Life Jacket and a Paddle by Heather Lende
Review Quotes
Alaska History
“Ask almost anyone in our nation, or perhaps even the world, what they think of after the world salmon. ‘Alaska’ is the most likely response. . . . Mixed in with stories of growing up with the annual salmon returns, or of learning about these fish and their multiple connections to the ecosystem, are facts about the rapidly changing environment for salon and the people who harvest them.”
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