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Author Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, 1912-2006.

Title Alaska's daughter : an Eskimo memoir of the early twentieth century / Elizabeth Bernhardt Pinson.

Imprint Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2004.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 212 pages) : illustrations, map
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 206) and index.
Summary "Elizabeth B. Pinson shares with us her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, bearing witness to history in the early twentieth century as she recalls it. She draws us into her world as a young girl of mixed ethnicity, with a mother whose Eskimo family had resided on the Seward Peninsula for generations and a father of German heritage. Growing up in and near the tiny village of Teller on the Bering Strait, Elizabeth at the age of six, despite a harrowing, long midwinter sled ride to rescue her, lost both her legs to frostbite when her grandparents, with whom she was spending the winter in their traditional Eskimo home, died in the 1918 influenza epidemic. Fitted with artificial legs financed by an eastern benefactor, Elizabeth kept journals of her struggles, triumphs, and adventures, recording her impressions of the changing world around her and experiences with the motley characters she met. These included Roald Amundsen, whose dirigible landed in Teller after crossing the Arctic Circle; the ill-fated 1921 British colonists of Wrangel Island in the Arctic; trading ship captains and crews; prospectors; doomed aviators; and native reindeer herders. Elizabeth moved on to boarding school, marriage, and the state of Washington, where she compiled her records into this memoir and where, at age ninety-two, she now lives."--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Language English.
Contents Foreword; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; Epilogue; References; Index
Subject Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, 1912-2006.
Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, 1912-2006. (OCoLC)fst01592012
Inupiat women -- Alaska -- Teller -- Biography.
Inupiat women -- Alaska -- Teller -- Social conditions.
Inupiat -- Alaska -- Teller -- Social life and customs.
Teller (Alaska) -- History.
Teller (Alaska) -- Social life and customs.
Alaska -- History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- History -- State & Local.
HISTORY -- General.
Inupiat -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00977961
Inupiat women. (OCoLC)fst00977962
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Alaska -- Teller. (OCoLC)fst01299842
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Pinson, Elizabeth Bernhardt, 1912- Alaska's daughter. Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2004 087421596X 0874215919 (DLC) 2004016131 (OCoLC)55982417
ISBN 0874215056 (electronic bk.)
9780874215052 (electronic bk.)
087421596X (alk. paper)
9780874215960 (alk. paper)
0874215919 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780874215915 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000055610470
GBVCP 1008648922

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