Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country (Hardcover)

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A lively, take-along account of Alaska's sweeping history made vivid with historical photos and entertaining essays. Topics covered include Native lifestyles before contact with the Europeans; Alexander Baranov and the Russian fur trade; John Muir's visit to Glacier Bay in 1879; the Klondike gold rush stampede; pioneer climbs on Mount McKinley; the exploits of early Alaska Bush pilots; big game hunting in the North Country; Alaska's fisheries, where salmon is king; and today's Native traditions. A history book that's fun to read, Alaska's History sets forth the Last Frontier's glorious past and challenging present.

About the Author


Ritter is a member of the history faculty at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, where he has taught since 1969. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780882409870
ISBN-10: 0882409875
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English