Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher's Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932 by Eileen NorbertMenadelook: 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

EditorEileen Norbert

Hardcover | October 25, 2016

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Menadelook showcases nearly one hundred photographs taken by the Inupiat photographer Charles Menadelook that document life in Wales in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, in the early 1900s. Photographs of Inupiat life in the early twentieth century are rare, and photographs taken by an indigenous person are nearly nonexistent. These photographs provide a unique view into the Inupiat world during the early twentieth century and give both a pictorial and Native perspective on Inupiat traditions and historical events.

Charles Menadelook, an Inupiat, was born in Wales, Alaska, in 1892. One of the first Alaskan Natives to become a teacher, he taught in Diomede, Shishmaref, Shaktoolik, Kotzebue, Noatak, Sinuk, Nome, Gambell, and Unalaska. The book is edited by Menadelook?s granddaughter, Eileen Norbert, who first started collecting these photographs as...
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Title:Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher's Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:University of Washington Press and Sealaska Heritage InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295999330

ISBN - 13:9780295999333

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The story of Menadelook?s life is fascinating and well told and would be a worthy book even without the photographs, but to have the pictures as well makes this volume a treasure. . . . Much like the Menadelook we meet in these pages, this book is modest on the surface, but its contribution to Alaska is profound. It presents a world that would be completely vanished but for the presence of one man and his camera. - David A. James - Alaska Dispatch News