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Raising ourselves a Gwich"in coming of age story from the Yukon River by Velma Wallis

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Published by Epicenter Press in Kenmore, WA .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Fort Yukon (Alaska),
  • Alaska,
  • Fort Yukon,
  • Alaksa,
  • Fort Yukon.

Subjects:

  • Wallis, Velma,
  • Gwich"in women -- Alaska -- Fort Yukon -- Biography,
  • Gwich"in Indians -- Alaksa -- Fort Yukon -- Biography,
  • Gwich"in Indians -- Alcohol use -- Alaksa -- Fort Yukon,
  • Alcoholism -- Alaska -- Fort Yukon,
  • Fort Yukon (Alaska) -- Social life and customs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesGwich"in coming of age story from the Yukon River
StatementVelma Wallis ; illustrated by James L. Grant, Sr.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE99.K84 W34 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3574698M
ISBN 100970849303
LC Control Number2002111759
OCLC/WorldCa50932109

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