Two old women : an Alaska legend of betrayal, courage, and survival

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story-with a surprise ending-of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arct...

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Main Author: Wallis, Velma (Author)
Language:English
Edition:Second edition.
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Summary:Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story-with a surprise ending-of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. This story of survival is told with suspense by Velma Wallis, whose subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet, her themes are modern-empowerment of women, the graying of America, Native American ways.
Item Description:"20th anniversary edition"--Jacket.
Includes reading group discussion guide.
Physical Description:xiii, 142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Awards:Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, 1993.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0972494499
9780972494496

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