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This book is than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska It is also a tribute to the A Having lived in Alaska for than three years Interior Alaska no less I was embarrassed to have not read this book Sydney Huntington is famous here a self made man and now elder committed to his people Athabaskan Indians although he is half white and to preserving at least some of the subsistence lifestyle while also championing education His fame comes only in part from his having authored with Jim Reardon a classic memoir of growing up in the bush amid hardship that's hard to imagine I was even embarrassed this summer when I passed through Galena during a long canoe trip and had the chance to meet Sydney and still had not read his book My paddling partner and I read sections at campfires along the river a fitting way to read it but had made little progress Sydney was sitting on his porch making an ulu when we met him I can't remember how it was we knew it was him but towns are small Maybe there was a sign on his house We chatted with Sydney now hard of hearing and a bit hard to follow and he signed our book To Stefan and Jesse It is about a way of life we will never see again was good but real hard way of life at times It's Alaska our Last Frontier Was good but hard at times Having finally finished the memoir this seems like a pretty good summary as well as a taste of Sydney's tellingwriting style He's not afraid to share personal details even some failings a real problem with booze for instance but he also sums up whole years or parts of his life with simple sentences I worked hard and got good grades he writes of his schoolingSydney maybe than any other Alaska Native writes smartly about Native culture in modern times And he lives it I have a plastic eye false teeth two hearing aids and three bypasses to my heart he writes I call myself the modern plastic man But modern or not about seventy five percent of the food we live on still comes from the wildlands along the Yukon and Koyukuk RiversHis book is well worth the read for anyone with an inkling of interest in Alaska or subsistence living

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Shadows on the Koyukuk An Alaskan Native's Life Along the RiverLd is a testament to the durability of Alaska's wildlands and to the strength of the people who inhabit the I don't often read non fiction but I am sure glad I decided to try out this year My girlfriend handed it to me when I asked for a non fiction rec and I suspect now it is because this often reads like a Jack London adventure story Sidney is beyond likeable and manages to tell stories that seem impossible in a way that leaves no doubt in the readers mind that it happened He meanders often includes a lot of highly specific details that are not very relevant It is exactly like listening to my grandfather tell stories about the old days As a last note before I read this I thought people who chose to live in Alaska were crazy After I read this I am even sure of that fact

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Shadows on the Koyukuk reader ´ Paperback ò moneyexpresscard í This book is than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enable him and his ancestors to survive His story simply told is a testament to the durabiliThapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enable him and his ancestors to survive His story simply to I am not a cold weather person I have no desire to visit Alaska I was given this book to read because I like true stories about people over coming obstacles At first Sidney had so many obstacles I had a hard time reading this However as he recounts his time living the trapline life I felt drawn to the story It was amazing reading how people survived in a climate that seemed hostile yet beautiful I have to admit a new appreciation for the area thanks to this book