The Winter Walk: A Century Old Survival Story from the Arctic


The tragic yet triumphant story of a young mother's winter journey to the Bering Sea coast with her two young children. This powerful narrative will haunt readers.

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The tragic yet triumphant story of a young mother's winter journey to the Bering Sea coast with her two young children. This powerful narrative will haunt readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882405742
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: Discussion questions inside
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,441,305
  • Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.18 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

LORETTA OUTWATER COX is an Inupiaq woman, born in Nome, Alaska, and raised in various villages around the Seward Peninsula. She holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in education administration. Loretta taught school in western Alaska for twenty-three years. She and her husband, Skip, have three children and three grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Determined to live 17
Qutuuq takes charge 22
The trip upriver 26
Remembering a trip up north 39
Preparing to leave 45
Settling into the sod house 51
A good place 60
Savokgenaq's training begins 70
The first catch 79
Illness appears 87
Kipmalook begins the two-day trip 93
Remembering Savokgenaq's birth 101
On the long trapline 106
A successful six weeks 113
Taking care of Kipmalook 119
Utuktak's visit 136
Watching and waiting 146
Walking back 152
The baby 164
Rabbit droppings 180
Food 188
Help 196
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