Alaska..."The last of the Land, and the first."
This book covers Alaskan history from its beginnings through WWII and even includes a special section on the native drive for self-determination.
Alaska's Native People
This book gives a good idea of the similarities and dissimilarities between the different cultures of Alaska. It was written more recently than the Book of the Eskimos and so it has quite a different story. You can see how "white man" has influenced the Eskimo culture.
Alaskan Eskimos and Aleuts - Stencils
Mira Bartok and Christine Ronan
A fun and inexpensive Dover book with punch out stencils and great ideas for craft projects.
A nice collection of Athabascan myths and stories.
Book of the Eskimos
An absolutely wonderful book. Mr. Freuchen lived with the Eskimos for many years and even his first wife was an Eskimo. The book is filled with humor and more than you ever needed to know about Eskimos.
The Elizabeth Peratrovich Players. A Rain Country Video #713, 30 min, 1992.
Film focus is on Hoonah High School students as they learn about Elizabeth Peratrovich and present her life in a play researched and written by Wanda Culp. Video can be divided into two parts for presenting to students. Part one introduces the players practicing and what they are learning about themselves as they learn about Elizabeth. Part two is the actual play the students present at a Grand Camp meeting of the ANB/ANS.
Eskimo Crafts - and Their Cultural Backgrounds
Easy to difficult projects with good Eskimo background information.
Eskimos: Growing Up in a Changing Culture
Carolyn Meyer, Bernadine Larsen, & John McDonald.
This book describes the struggle for one Eskimo family in present day conditions. It is a recommended Jr High or up age book.
Glimpses Into Northwest Lives: Some Outstanding Women
Dr. Ethel Simon- McWilliams
Has good biographies of Women all across the Northwest (including Mrs. Peratrovich).
Northwest Coast Indian Designs
An inexpensive Dover book of black and white Indian designs.
Peratrovich family papers
Papers collected by Roy Peratrovich, Sr. include news clippings, correspondence, draft legislation, and his speeches and writings relating to Native rights and interests in Alaska. Includes the landmark anti-discrimination law providing for equal accommodation privileges to all citizens, the establishment in 1988 of Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich Day (February 16), and activities of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
A Recollection of Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, 1911-1958
Compiled by the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska. Includes background information on the fight for equal rights in Alaska and Elizabeth Peratrovich's contribution to this effort.
Six Alaskan Native Women Leaders: Pre-statehood by Michael Oleksa
Includes information on Belle Herbert, Della Keats, Maggie Lind, Elizabeth Peratrovich, Anfesia Shapsnikoff, and Sophia Vlasoff. Father Oleksa includes a fine introduction on what things were like in Alaska at the time, giving background for the struggle of the Native peoples and their rights.
A special thanks to Kathleen Dalton of Fairbanks, Alaska, for her information on Katherine McQueston.
A speech Lt. Governor Ulmer wrote honoring Mrs. Peratrovich.
© Copyright 1997 Elizabeth Beckett and Sarah Teel
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