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CULTURAL INITIATIVESBook Collection

The Bering Strait region has a rich history. In documenting this knowledge, BSNC has collected a wide variety of books written by shareholders, descendants and others about the history of our region, Our People and our lifestyle. The collection of books contains information on ivory carving, survival, the gold rush days, dog mushing and historical and cultural stories of our beautiful region. A language dictionary of one of the dialects spoken in the region is also included. Please be advised that some of the books may be hard to come by but most can be purchased online.

If you know of any other books that should be added to this list, please email: media@beringstraits.com.

Books by shareholders and descendants:

    1. Dark Traffic: Poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Dark Traffic: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series): 9780822966623: Kane, Joan Naviyuk: Books
    2. Eskimo Legends by Lela Kiana Oman, Eskimo Legends: Lela Kiana Oman: Amazon.com: Books
    3. Grandfather of Unalakleet Lineage of Alluyagnak by Emily (Ticasuk) Ivanoff Brown, Grandfather of Unalakleet, the lineage of Alluyagnak (eBook, 1974) [WorldCat.org]
    4. Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Hyperboreal (Pitt Poetry Series): 9780822962625: Kane, Joan Naviyuk: Books
    5. Igaluinmiutullu Qawiaragmiutullu Aglait Nalaunaitkataat (A Qawairaq Igaluik Inupiat Dictionary) by Roy Agloinga, Luann Harrelsson, Steven Agloinga and Agnes Komakhuk, Iġałuinmiutullu Qawiaraġmiutullu Aglait Nalaunaitkataat = Qawiaraq Igaluik Inupiat dictionary: Roy Agloinga, Luann Harrelson, Steven Agloinga, Agnes Komakhuk: 9780989401401: Amazon.com: Books
    6. Irigak by Amber Cunningham, Purchase Irigak – Irigak
    7. Irigak II: Maverick Seizes the Land by Amber R. Cunningham, Purchase Irigak – Irigak
    8. Jesus and the Eskimos by Fred Savok, Jesus &The Eskimo: How the Man of the Sky Brought the Light to My People: Fred Savok: 9780976081708: Amazon.com: Books
    9. Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher’s Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932 by Eileen Norbert, Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher’s Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932: Norbert, Eileen: 9780295999333: Amazon.com: Books
    10. Milk Black Carbon by Joan Naviyuk Kane, Milk Black Carbon (Pitt Poetry Series): 9780822964513: Kane, Joan Naviyuk: Books
    11. Open the Dark by Marie Tozier, Open the Dark: 9781597099202: Tozier, Marie: Books
    12. People of Kauwerak: Legends of the Northern Eskimo by William A. Oquilluk and Laurel L. Bland, People of Kauwerak: Legends of the Northern Eskimo (Alaskana Book Series): Oquilluk, William A., Bland, Laurel L.: 9780935094077: Amazon.com: Books
    13. Salt & Roses by Buffy McKay, Salt & Roses: McKay, Buffy: 9798885250474: Amazon.com: Books
    14. Tales of Ticasuk Eskimo Legends and Stories by Emily (Ticasuk) Ivanoff Brown, Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo Legends and Stories: Ticasuk, (Emily Ivanoff Brown): 9780912006451: Amazon.com: Books
    15. The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife by Joan Naviyuk Kane, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife (The Alaska Literary Series): Kane, Joan: 9781602231573: Amazon.com: Books
    16. The Epic of Qayaq: The Longest Story Ever Told By My People by Lela Kiana Oman, The Epic of Qayaq: The Longest Story Ever Told by My People: Oman, Lela Kiana: 9780886292676: Amazon.com: Books
    17. Our Fur-fathers of Southwest Alaska by Bev Sims and Dianne Zitnik, Our Fur-father’s of Southwest Alaska: Kalmakoff, Kameroff, Kamkoff: Sims, Bev, Zitnik, Dianne: 9781546668732: Amazon.com: Books
    18. The Longest Story Ever Told: Qayaq, The Magical Man by Emily (Ticasuk) Ivanoff Brown, The Longest Story Ever Told: Qayaq, The Magical Man: Ticasuk, (Emily Ivanoff Brown): 9781602230460: Amazon.com: Books
    19. The Red Dragonfly from Alaska by Gertie Ann, The Red Dragonfly From Alaska: 9781642999242: Ann, Gertie: Books
    20. The Roots of Ticasuk: An Eskimo Woman’s Family Story by Emily (Ticasuk) Ivanoff Brown, The Roots of Ticasuk: An Eskimo Woman’s Family Story: Brown, Emily I, Ticasuk, Brown, Emily Ivanoff: 9780882401171: Amazon.com: Books
    21. The Straits by Joan Naviyuk Kane, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36195433-the-straits
    22. The Winter Walk: A Century-Old Survival Story from the Arctic by Loretta Outwater Cox, https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Walk-Century-Old-Survival-Story-ebook/dp/B0055E8Y8Q#customerReviews
    23. The Storytellers’ Club: The Picture Writing Women of the Arctic by Loretta Outwater Cox The Storytellers’ Club: The Picture-Writing Women of the Arctic: Cox, Loretta Outwater: 9780882406077: Amazon.com: Books
    24. Under the Arctic Sun: The Life and Times of Frank and Ada Degnan by Frances Ann Degnan, Under the Arctic Sun: The Life and Times of Frank and Ada Degnan: Degnan, Frances Ann: 9780966965001: Amazon.com: Books
    25. A Boy and His Grandpa by Suzanne Urban, https://g.co/kgs/k7nYAR

    26. Fearless and Moving On: Overcoming Fear by Suzanne Urban, https://g.co/kgs/NGnKj9

    27. Give Or Take a Century: an Eskimo Chronicle by J.E. Senungetuk, Give Or Take a Century: an Eskimo Chronicle: Senungetuk, J. E.: 9781125927946: Amazon.com: Books

Book by a shareholder spouse:

    1. Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch, Amazon.com: Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same: 9781932961874: Roesch, Mattox: Books

Books about the region:

    1. A line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story by Diane Glancy
    2. Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven
    3. Alaska Eskimo Footwear by Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
    4. Alaska Gold Rush at Nome by Lawrence David Weiss
    5. Alaska’s Daughter: An Eskimo Memoir of the Early Twentieth Century by Elizabeth Bernhardt Pinson
    6. Alaska’s Seward Peninsula by National Geographic
    7. Alaska’s Wolf man by Jim Rearden
    8. Ancient Eskimo Ivories of the Bering Strait by Allen Wardwell
    9. Brevig Mission, Alaska by David Vincent
    10. Empire’s Edge American Society in Nome, Alaska 1898-1934 by Preston Jones
    11. Eskimo Carvers of the Bering Sea Walrus Ivory Carving by Dale Kessler
    12. Ethnohistory In the Arctic: The Bering Strait Eskimo by Dorothy Jean Ray
    13. Fairy Tales & Myths Of The Bering Strait Chukchi by Alexander B. Dolitsky
    14. Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground: An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska by Elizabeth Marino
    15. Floating Coast An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth
    16. I Am Eskimo: Aknik My Name by Paul Green
    17. Ice Window: Letters from a Bering Strait Village 1892-1902 by Kathleen Lopp-Smith
    18. Icebound Summer by Sally Carrighar
    19. In A Far Country by John Taliaferro
    20. Jorgy: The Life of Native Alaskan Bush Pilot and Arline Captain Holger “Jorgy” Jorgenson by Holger Jorgenson and Jean Lester
    21. King Island Tales: Ugiuvangmiut Quliapyuit – Eskimo History and Legends from Bering Strait by Laurence Kaplan
    22. Kuuvanmiut Subsistence/Traditional Eskimo Life in the Latter Twentieth Century by Douglas B. Anderson
    23. Men of the Tundra/Alaska Eskimos at War by Marvin Muktuk Marston
    24. Moonlight at Midday: Alaska, its animals, ghosts, and people, Eskimos and white by Sally Carrighar
    25. Nome “City of Golden Beaches” by National Geographic Vol.11, No.1
    26. Nome Alaska 2006 by Stephen Cysewski
    27. Once Upon An Eskimo Time by Edna Wilder
    28. Pioneer Missionary to The Bering Strait Eskimos by Louis L. Renner
    29. Plants that We Eat: Nauriat Niginaqtuat by Anore Jones
    30. Reindeer and Gold by Keith A. Murray
    31. Saami, Reindeer, and Gold in Alaska/The Emigration of Saami from Norway to Alaska by Ornulv Vorren
    32. Sakuuktugut by Alexander McClanaham
    33. Savoonga Ivory Carvers: A Yupik Walrus Ivory Carving Tradition on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska by Bruce Bartholomew
    34. Secrets of Eskimo Skin Sewing by Edna Wilder
    35. Seppala Alaska Dog Driver by Elizabeth M. Ricker
    36. Siku: Knowing Our Ice by Claudio Aporta
    37. Taparmiuni Kassiyulriit/Stebbins Dance Festival by Anatole Bogryaktuk & Charlie Steve
    38. The Alaska Paintings of Fred Machetanz by Russ Riemann
    39. The Bering Strait Crossing: A 21st Century Frontier Between East and West by James A. Oliver
    40. The Birds of Gambell and St. Lawrence Island, Alaska by Paul Lehman
    41. The Cruelest Miles by Gay Salisbury and Lance Salisbury
    42. The Eskimo About Bering Strait by Edward William Nelson
    43. The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman by Edna Wilder
    44. The Eskimos of Bering Strait, 1650-1898 by Dorothy Jean Ray
    45. The Inupiaq Eskimo Nations of Northwest Alaska by Ernest S. Burch Jr.
    46. The Kids from Nowhere written by George Guthridge
    47. The King Island Journal by Juan Muñoz
    48. The Last Days of Shishmaref by Dana Lixenberg
    49. The North American Indian Volume 20 – The Alaskan Eskimo, The Nunivak Eskimo of Hooper Bay, Eskimo of King island, Eskimo of Little Diomede island, Eskimo by Edward S. Curtis
    50. Unpublished Alaska by Edward S. Curtis
    51. Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at Bering Strait, 1900-1960 by Krupnik & Michael Chlenov
    52. Our Stories Etched in Ivory: Qulip’yugut Iksiaqtuumaruat Tuugaami, Edited by Amy Phillips-Chan
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BSNC is headquartered in Nome, has a business office in Anchorage and site locations and offices across the U.S.
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PO Box 1008. 110 Front Street, Suite 300, Nome, Alaska 99762
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