Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley (McLellan Endowed Series)

By: Frederica de Laguna

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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure in the summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a party of three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley, making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna has based her story on her field notes, journals, and letters home. She augments this firsthand account with excerpts from the reports of earlier explorers and data published after her trip. The result is a fascinating and informative cross-cut of historical events along the Yukon River and its tributaries.

Travels Among the Dena chronicles the expedition from its outfitting in Seattle and the trip by steamer and railway to Fairbanks and Nenana, through an 80-day journey on skiffs down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to Holy Cross near the coast, with side trips on the Koyukuk, Khotol, and Innoko rivers, before a one-day return flight to Fairbanks with pioneer bush pilot Noel Wien. Maps illustrate the route take downriver, and the author's photographs capture images of the time. The resulting volume is both a delightful addition to the literature of travel adventure in Alaska and an important contribution to the discipline of anthropology.

Title: Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley (McLellan Endowed Series)

Author: Frederica de Laguna

Categories: American History,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 029597902X

ISBN Number 13: 9780295979021

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: American History

Seller ID: 144433

Description: Book is in excellent condition in black cloth with gilt at spine, handsome map endpapers. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows the slightest signs of shelf wear only, no tears. 369 pages, heavily illustrated with maps, b&w photos of tools, persons, sites, line drawings.

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