The VISTA-Alaska Letters

The VISTA-Alaska Letters

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by Edward W. Wilson
     
 

I arrived in Alaska in July 1969, accompanied by my wife Suzie, as a VISTA Volunteer. A few days in Anchorage were followed by several weeks of Yupik Eskimo language training at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This training was offered to those of us who had been assigned to Yupik villages. In my general ignorance of Alaska I had requested assignment to an �Eskimo… See more details below

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I arrived in Alaska in July 1969, accompanied by my wife Suzie, as a VISTA Volunteer. A few days in Anchorage were followed by several weeks of Yupik Eskimo language training at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This training was offered to those of us who had been assigned to Yupik villages. In my general ignorance of Alaska I had requested assignment to an �Eskimo village, in the Interior, with rivers, mountains and forests.� As it turned that such a place actually existed, Little Russian Mission, on the middle Kuskokwim River, 300 air miles west of Anchorage. Duly warned that I would have to build my own cabin as no housing existed, I blithely flew off to the most educational year of my life.

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ISBN-13:
2940149705214
Publisher:
Graham Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/08/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
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