Harriman Expedition to Alaska: Encountering the Tlingit and Eskimo in 1899

Harriman Expedition to Alaska: Encountering the Tlingit and Eskimo in 1899

by George Grinnell
     
 

In 1899, George Bird Grinnell journeyed to Alaska on the Harriman Expedition, a scientific cruise from Seattle to the North Pacific. Accompanied by explorer John Muir and photographer Edward S. Curtis, Grinnell spent two months chronicling the lives of the Natives of Alaska and Siberia.

A keen observer of his surroundings, Grinnell provides a unique perspective

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Overview

In 1899, George Bird Grinnell journeyed to Alaska on the Harriman Expedition, a scientific cruise from Seattle to the North Pacific. Accompanied by explorer John Muir and photographer Edward S. Curtis, Grinnell spent two months chronicling the lives of the Natives of Alaska and Siberia.

A keen observer of his surroundings, Grinnell provides a unique perspective on northern life in the late nineteenth century. He documented hunting techniques and material culture of the Eskimo of Siberia, as well as the totem poles and architecture of the Tlingit of Southeast. As a pioneer conservationist, Grinnell was one of the first to express concern over the effects of trade and industry on Alaska's peoples and natural resources.

Illustrated with photos and drawings by Harriman Expedition members, including Edward S. Curtis, this volume makes the work of a passionate observer available to a new generation of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889963983
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
02/02/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
 
Part I: Introductions
 
George Bird Grinnell, Pioneer Conservationist
by Polly Burroughs
 
The Harriman Expedition in Hisotrical Perspective
by Victoria Wyatt
 
Part II: Essays from the Harriman Expedition
 
The Natives of the Alaska Coast Region
by George Bird Grinnell
 
The Salmon Industry
by George Bird Grinnell
 
Index

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