Ice Window

Ice Window

Letters From A Bering Strait Village, 1892-1902

Book - 2001
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Family correspondence, journals, drawings, and other materials form the basis of this collection documenting a slice of life at Cape Prince of Wales, an Alaska Eskimo village 55 miles across the Bering Strait from Siberia. Most of the letters were written by Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp, a white teacher, missionary, and mother, who describes everyday Native life and celebrations, schoolroom adventures, visitors from trading and whaling ships, the environment, the subsistence way of life, and the herding of reindeer the school and mission acquired in 1894. Printed on heavy stock with crisp b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781889963211
1889963216
9781889963204
1889963208
Characteristics: xix, 389 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm

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StuDick
Aug 02, 2012

This book has special meaning to me because these are my great grandparents! However, I also think it is a well-written, revealing glimpse into a remakable experience.

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