Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska, 1826-1909 (Hardback)
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Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska, 1826-1909 (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 02/06/2009
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This third volume in a series on "Point Hope, Alaska", "Ultimate Americans" examines the first encounters between the native Tikigaq people and Anglo-Americans during the nineteenth century. Tom Lowenstein investigates the interactions between Alaska Native, commercial whalemen, and missionaries in Point Hope, charting the destabilizing elements of alcohol and disease among Native populations, as well as cultural collisions and the eventual mutual assimilation of the groups. An in-depth historical chronicle, "Ultimate Americans" will be invaluable reading for historians, ethnographers, and anthropologists alike.

Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 9781602230279
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 70 x 100 x 30 mm


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"An account of the founding of Port Hope, an I upiat settlement in northwestern Alaska, [Ultimate Americans] is the most authoritative account of this community and one of the richer ethnohistorical accounts of the relationships between settlers and I upiat. . . . The study focuses on the life-histories of two individuals: Atanauraq, a mercurial I upiat leader, and John B. Driggs, a 'bohemian' missionary. . . . In between these two biographies, Lowenstein provides the reader with excellent chapters giving details of economic relations, the earlier history of contact, and the health and spiritual life of the local population."

-- (04/01/2011)

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