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Etok : a story of Eskimo power

Author: Hugh Gregory Gallagher
Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Charles Edwardsen, Jr. (Etok), an Eskimo radical, is the story of the struggle to protect Alaska Native land rights and way of life in the face of the relentless onslaught of Western culture. Etok is a contradiction in terms -- wild-eyed and mystic, by turns incredibly rude and terribly vulnerable, but always politically astute. He is both a product of his own ancient culture and a prophet of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gallagher, Hugh Gregory.
Etok.
New York : Putnam, [1974]
(OCoLC)610382761
Named Person: Charles Edwardsen; Charles Edwardsen; Charles Edwardsen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Gregory Gallagher
ISBN: 0399112561 9780399112560
OCLC Number: 1093212
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 269 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by H.G. Gallagher.

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This biography of Charles Edwardsen, Jr. (Etok), an Eskimo radical, is the story of the struggle to protect Alaska Native land rights and way of life in the face of the relentless onslaught of Western culture. Etok is a contradiction in terms -- wild-eyed and mystic, by turns incredibly rude and terribly vulnerable, but always politically astute. He is both a product of his own ancient culture and a prophet of our times. Etok is the only book which gives an account -- from the Alaska Native point-of-view -- of how Alaska Natives organized and fought to obtain the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

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