This little gem was still in circulation from a small public library as of this writing. I’m sure the kids today will find this book very useful when studying our 49th state. is The goal of this book is to give the reader a view of the “real” Alaska. There are narratives about jobs, crafts, culture and then an entire chapter on the Alaska earthquake of 1964.
The phrase in the second picture below describing the woman pictured as having “pretty, pert Eskimo features”. Not that I am an expert in the use of the word “pert”, but isn’t more a personality trait? I also want to know what particular “feature” is Eskimo. Of course this one is a weeder just based on its age. I think there have been a few significant events the 50 plus years since this was published. In addition, lumping Alaskan natives into one group is pretty awful.
Bonus note! When I looked at the list of books on the back cover, I found a reference to Canada, Young Giant of the North. Our website was only a few months old and it has been one of my personal favorites ever since. Please don’t miss the interior photos and the comments.