By Jan Harper-Haines

A wryly funny and inspirational tale a couple of proud Alaska local kinfolk suffering to outlive in worlds. Athabascan Sam and Louise Harper and their ten young children make a soul-grinding transition right into a glossy white-dominated society the place they face bigotry, poverty, and sickness.
Jan Harper Haines explores her family’s robust conflicts among the previous and the longer term. Her grandmother Louise, the matriarch, adheres to old traditions and believes the spirit of all Athabascans will go back sooner or later to the waters of the Yukon River. but, Louise’s personal daughter, the author’s mom, strikes into the long run turning into the 1st local girl to graduate from the college of Alaska.

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