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The Eskimos of Bering Strait, 1650-1898

Author: Dorothy Jean Ray
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A description and analysis of the changes that took place in the culture of the area from 1650 to 1898 from the first reports received in Siberia about Alaskan Eskimos to the time of the gold rush.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Jean Ray
ISBN: 0295954353 9780295954356
OCLC Number: 1502427
Description: xvi, 305 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Bering Strait Region --
Siberian information about Alaska, 1650-1732 --
Information about the Alaskan side of Bering Strait, 1732-89 --
Explorations of the late eighteenth century: James Cook, Ivan Kobelev, and Joseph Billings --
Kotzebue at Shishmaref Inlet and Goodhope Bay, 1816 --
Russian explorations, 1820-22 --
Beechey's expedition of 1826 and 1827 --
Bering Strait culture, 1778-1833 --
Tribes of Bering Strait --
Russians move north and the malemiut move south --
Search for Sir John Franklin at Bering Strait --
Western Union Telegraph expedition, 1865-67 --
Bering Strait culture, 1833-67 --
American jurisdiction and the Bering Strait Eskimo's --
Artifacts, whaling, and mining --
Schools and mission --
Eskimos and domesticated reindeer --
Bering Strait culture, 1867-98 --
Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Dorothy Jean Ray.

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A description and analysis of the changes that took place in the culture of the area from 1650 to 1898 from the first reports received in Siberia about Alaskan Eskimos to the time of the gold rush.

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