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DOC Ý READER On the Edge of Nowhere FREE ´ MONEYEXPRESSCARD Å His father is a white trapper his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family Thus Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land Huntington is only seven when his mother dies and he must care Us and inspiring man Huntington hunts wolves fights bears survives close calls too numerous to mention and becomes a championship sled dog race Started and finished in one day It's the simple and haunting memoir of James Huntington an Alaskan man who seemingly defines the word outdoorsman I couldn't put it down

DOC ¶ On the Edge of Nowhere ´ James Huntington

His father is a white trapper his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family Thus Jimmy Huntin I'm walking with my 23 year old son to the movie theater It' s winter but still pretty warm We're headed to The Revenant at Edwards Theater complex in Fresno's River Park shopping center Thinking about the film made me remember Man in the Wilderness which I saw at Schiable Hall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus In winter Me and Torg thought it was awesome I believe we saw it again But I'd already been thinking of the original film It had been mentioned in reviews But I'd heard a lot of bear stories having grown up in Alaska A bear surprised my grandfather one day on Kodiak He shot it Had to I was told as I slid down its big head The bear was made into a rug I played on it constantly at my grandparents house on Raspberry Island Really in the sticks back then The greatest bear story however was told by Jimmy Huntington in On the Edge of Nowhere A teacher had read us the book The original was published in 1966 about a guy who grew up in the Alaska Bush Our teacher and I suspect it was Miss Fenton she became a principal in Arizona and married some guy named Bufmire who taught at University Park Elementary in Fairbanks It was 1970 or thereabouts It was winter and cold We all watched the frostbite videos One in particular shows a guy's blackened dead toes being cut off with a high speed cutting wheel So gross we all would say Then we'd stare at it Every time This was the era of film reels Black and white So Miss Fenton reads We listen We live Jimmy Huntington's life with him His mom had been married before Her first husband was shot and killed She had to testify against him in Nome Travel then was either by boat or dog sled And his mother had to spend the winter in Nome leaving her children with family The killer was guilty But he was a white man while she was Athabascan Indian He was freed after the trial She had to wait another spring to travel Instead she walked all the way home A thousand miles in deep winter No map Just general directions She nearly died multiple times And eskimo and indian didn't much care for each other back near 1875 Huntington was born later His dad was a white trapper who married his mom But when he was still just a kid maybe 10 mom dies They live in a remote spot on the Hogatza River way up near the Arctic Circle Dad's gone a couple weeks Bears come Jimmy and his older brother Sidney have a little sister to take care of Jimmy survives this and multiple other scrapes with living by his wits in a harsh land One of the stories involves hunting bears Jimmy tangles with and kills three He should have been killed He's laid open One of his sled dogs is killed Again he helps a hunter recover from a serious mauling He sews the man up with his own hair His face is peeled away He packs the wounds with salt The man recovers Jimmy's fame grows Jimmy also becomes the first Huslia Hustler a line of famous dog mushers who are amazingly fast As kids we knew of him and we all followed a later famous musher George Attla from the same little community of Huslia which Jimmy actually started This is the kind of book people should read before visiting Alaska This is the Alaska I knew The remote the harsh and the beautiful state that has sights that must be seen in person When I first went to Nantucket to meet my sister in law's in laws they asked that we all read Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex It's about the real story behind a ship and captain from Nantucket who tangled with a great sperm whale and the few of them who lived to tell the harrowing tale of survival The story provided great context for my family's visit and really got us interested in the history of the island On the Edge provides that sort of insight In straightforward storytelling Jimmy Huntington comes alive His decisions the time he was a moonshiner a hunter shooting wolves for a 50 bounty a fisherman a trader a husband a visiting villager and his mushing exploits I loved the book I had remembered it wrong so I totally enjoyed traveling back to those memories They once made 50 below not so cold Now they warmed my heart and made me realize that there is life after bear fights And a shout out to Freya Anderson and Jane Fuerstenau Alaska librarians who answered my inuiry to figure out the title of this book I had the most obscure memories and I was confusing one Huslia Hustler with another not remembering Jimmy Huntington's name They figured it out They rock

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On the Edge of NowhereGton learns early how to survive on the land Huntington is only seven when his mother dies and he must care for his younger siblings A courageo This was an engaging memoir of a life lived in the wilderness of Alaska Jim Huntington was a true outdoorsman an Alaskan His story is a story of triumph over challenges and making the best of what life has to offer I enjoyed this story very much and read it cover to cover in two sittings