Publisher: University of Alaska Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2004)
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the higher Yukon River basin is among the wildest, most lovely, and coldest areas on the earth. The indigenous Han Indians, whose place of birth straddles the U.S.-Canadian border, traveled this state as hunters and gatherers and located how to continue to exist in it that exemplifies their innovation and tenacity.The background of the higher Yukon valley from the earliest Western touch with the Han within the 1840s has been certainly one of non-stop swap. end result of the gold rush, the Han without notice turned homeless of their personal fatherland. This publication tells the tale of that displacement and of present efforts through the Han to reclaim their lands and fix a colourful lifestyle. In-depth profiles of leader Isaac, leader Charley, and others illustrate the serious value of conventional management in annoying times.Mishler and Simeone have rigorously researched and compiled new info from historical files, including their very own, firsthand box observations and oral interviews with Elders through the Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties. They current precise historic info at the fur exchange, missionization, and the gold rush, in addition to an research of Han social constitution, cost styles, faith, subsistence, and expressive tradition. the ultimate bankruptcy illustrates modern lifestyles in Eagle Village with vibrant ethnographic snapshots- a Christmas eve dance in 1972 and a protracted summer season day in 1997. Appendices contain a methodological essay, a historical chronology, ideas for Han card video games, and genealogies for plenty of Han households. As a version of leading edge ethnographic and ethnohistorical paintings, Han, humans of the River makes a big contribution to anthropological and indigenous reports literature. As a brilliant and deeply considerate depiction of the earlier, current, and way forward for the Han, it's intended for all Alaskans and everybody who cares approximately Alaska historical past and Alaska local peoples.