Subject: NEW ARCTIC BOOKS (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 10:57:35 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:01:23 EST
From: Gail Osherenko <Gail.Osherenko@Dartmouth.EDU>
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To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: NEW ARCTIC BOOKS

Arctic Visions has recently released two new books: one tells the story of
Alaska Natives and their land; the other, the story of Greenland whalers and
sustainability. The new books are:

Sold American: The Story of Alaska Natives and Their Land, 1867-1959 -- The
Army to Statehood
Donald Craig Mitchell

Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling
Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic
Richard A. Caulfield

Arctic Visions is published by Dartmouth College/University Press of New
England. Descriptions of the 2 books follows. To order, contact University
Press of New England.
University Press of New England
23 South Main St., Hanover, NH 03755
Fax: 603-643-1540 / Email: university.press@dartmouth.edu
http://www.dartmouth.edu/acad-inst/upne/

Sold American: The Story of Alaska Natives and Their Land, 1867-1959 -- The
Army to Statehood
Donald Craig Mitchell

"...splendidly researched and wonderfully written .. a major intellectual
triumph."  Stewart L. Udall, Former Secretary of the Interior

" SOLD AMERICAN is a provocative account of the history of Alaska.... While I
suspect this book will engender some controversy, this story has been repeated
on all continents.  The plight of the indigenous or aboriginal people may
differ, but only in degree." Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Committee on Indian
Affairs

When Alaska's vast wilderness and untouched natural resources first attracted
white settlers, life for Alaska's Native peoples changed forever. Gold rush
stampeders, commercial fishermen, entrepreneurs, and fortune hunters who
converged on this previously unspoiled land brought not only their dreams but
also disease and greed and ways of thinking about the world that created
cultural, economic, and territorial conflicts with the indigenous population
that continue to the present. "A thoroughly researched history of the U.S.
government's relationship with Alaska's Natives, presented as a well-written,
provocative narrative"--Anchorage Daily News.

DONALD CRAIG MITCHELL is a former vice-president and general counsel of the
Alaska Federation of Natives, organized by Alaska Natives in 1967 to fight for
their historic land claims settlement. For more than two decades he has been
intimately involved, both before Congress and in the courts, in the development
and implementation of federal Native policy.

490 pp. Illus.
Cloth, ISBN 0-87451-800-8. $55.00
Paper, ISBN 0-87451-748-6. $24.95


Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling
Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic
Richard A. Caulfield

Whaling has been central to the life of Greenland's Inuit peoples for at least
4000 years, but political, economic, technological, and regulatory changes have
altered this ancient practice. Caulfield's research connects traditions of
indigenous peoples, the promises and pitfalls of co-management, international
whaling policies, the complexities of sustainability, and the power of
culturally determined views shaping relationships between humans and their
environment. He finds that controversy over whaling often arises from
conflicting idea systems, rather than disagreement over biological resource
management.

RICHARD A. CAULFIELD, Assistant Professor of Rural Development at the
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is currently writing a second book on
indigenous knowledge and management of renewable resources in West Greenland.

220 pp. Illus.
Cloth, 0-87451-810-5. $35.00