North: Finding Place in Alaska by Julie DeckerNorth: Finding Place in Alaska by Julie Decker

North: Finding Place in Alaska

EditorJulie Decker

Paperback | September 13, 2017

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Alaska is part of an international circumpolar North, which makes the United States an Arctic nation. Alaska is a place of Indigenous ingenuity and adaptation, a place where environmental extremes challenge the ways of living. In its more recent history, Alaska has been a place of resources and influx?a land known best for what it provides. This frontier persona, with its sourdoughs and prospectors, has not been easily shed, but Alaska today is pivotal because it represents America?s North and a complex and changing Arctic.

North: Finding Place in Alaska explores the state?s various facets through exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists. From romantic landscapes by Rockwell Kent and Thomas Hill, to the art and spirituality of Alaska?s Native peoples represented by a bentwood feast dish and a uniquely carved hook for catching halibut, this collection examines connections throughout the circumpolar North. No longer as remote as once thought, Alaska serves as a narrative for our future.

Julie Decker is director of the Anchorage Museum. The other contributors to the volume are Kirsten J. Anderson, Alan Boraas, Michael Brubaker, David Holthouse, Priscilla Naun?a?iaq Hensley Holthouse (Iñupiaq), Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi (Alutiiq), Mara Kimmel, Aaron Leggett, John Pearce, Sandra Talbot, and Walter Van Horn.
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Title:North: Finding Place in AlaskaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.95 × 8.62 × 0.82 inPublished:September 13, 2017Publisher:University of Washington Press and Anchorage Museum Association and Calista Elders CouncilLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295741848

ISBN - 13:9780295741840

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Table of Contents

Introduction / Julie Decker1. The Romantic Landscape / Julie Decker2. Materials of Place / Alan Boraas3. Culture and Continuity / Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi4. The Technology of Adaptation / Walter Van Horn5. The Northerner / Priscilla Naungagio Hensley Holthouse6. Place of Periphery / Kirsten J. Anderson7. Just North of Wild / Julie Decker8. Cold as Hell / David Holthouse9. Environment and Science / John Pearce and Sandra Talbot10. Polar Pop / Aaron Leggett11. Through the Lens / Julie Decker12. The Art of Environment / Julie Decker13. The New Frontier in the Last Frontier / Mara Kimmel and Michael BrubakerContributors

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Alaska is part of an international circumpolar North, which makes the United States an Arctic nation. Alaska is a place of Indigenous ingenuity and adaptation, a place where environmental extremes challenge the ways of living. In its more recent history, Alaska has been a place of resources and influx?a land known best for what it provides. This frontier persona, with its sourdoughs and prospectors, has not been easily shed, but Alaska today is pivotal because it represents America?s North and a complex and changing Arctic.North: Finding Place in Alaska explores the state?s various facets through exhibitions and artifacts at the Anchorage Museum and the words of a diverse selection of writers, curators, historians, anthropologists, and artists. From romantic landscapes by Rockwell Kent and Thomas Hill, to the art and spirituality of Alaska?s Native peoples represented by a bentwood feast dish and a uniquely carved hook for catching halibut, this collection examines connections throughout the circumpolar North. No longer as remote as once thought, Alaska serves as a narrative for our future.This captivating book dispels the stereotypes of America?s only Arctic state by ruminating on the real Alaska: its extreme immensity, reverence for the land, the creativity it inspires. And you?ll be stunned by some of the most gorgeous and intriguing images of the North ever assembled. - David Ramseur, author of Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier