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Ice window : letters from a Bering Strait village, 1892-1902  Cover Image Book Book

Ice window : letters from a Bering Strait village, 1892-1902 / edited and annotated by Kathleen Lopp Smith and Verbeck Smith ; foreword by Dorothy Jean Ray.


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 (

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  • ISBN: 1889963208
  • ISBN: 9781889963204
  • ISBN: 1889963216
  • ISBN: 9781889963211
  • Physical Description: xix, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, ©2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Appendix A Pioneer Education in Northwest Alaska 363 -- Appendix B A Visit to a Native Qazgi 369.
Subject: Lopp, Ellen Louise Kittredge, 1868-1947 > Correspondence.
Lopp, Ellen Louise Kittredge, 1868-1947 > Diaries.
Lopp, William Thomas, 1864-1939 > Correspondence.
Lopp, William Thomas, 1864-1939 > Diaries.
Lopp, Ellen Louise Kittredge, 1868-1947.
Lopp, William Thomas, 1864-1939.
Whitman College > Authors, Alumni.
Inupiat > Alaska > Wales > Social life and customs.
Inupiat > Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
Dagelijks leven.
Wales (Alaska) > Social life and customs.
Alaska > Wales.
Genre: Diaries.
Records and correspondence.

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