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Raven's witness : the Alaska life of Richard K. Nelson / Hank Lentfer ; foreword by Barry Lopez.

Lentfer, Hank, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library AK B NELSON 000157275 Alaskana -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781680513073
  • ISBN: 1680513079
  • Physical Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical appendices and notes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Prologue: Solid Ground -- Part I: Niglik -- Part II: Making Prayers -- Part III: Island Years -- Part IV: True Wealth -- Afterword: Wings.
Summary, etc.:
"Before his death in 2019, cultural anthropologist, author, and radio producer Richard K. Nelson's work focused primarily on the indigenous cultures of Alaska and, more generally, on the relationships between people and nature. Nelson lived for extended periods in Athabaskan and Alaskan Eskimo villages, experiences which inspired his earliest written works, including "Hunters of the Northern Ice." In "Raven's Witness," Lentfer tells Nelson's story--from his midwestern childhood to his first experiences with Native culture in Alaska through his own lifelong passion for the land where he so belonged"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nelson, Richard K.
Nelson, Richard K.
Alaska Natives > Social life and customs.
Human ecology > Alaska.
Anthropologists > Alaska > Biography.
Human ecology.
Genre: Biographies.