No matter the season, every day from age six began the same way for a young K’inéix Kwáan man training to be a warrior in pre-contact Yakutat — by wading into the ocean and staying as long as he could without passing out.
My second year in Juneau I was working as a regulation writer for the National Marine Fisheries Service, and I was drafting the preamble to a proposed rule explaining the whys and wherefores of some new fisheries regulation.
This story isn’t in Syria or Afghanistan. It’s in Southeast Alaska, and it’s the one told by a new book, “Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America.”
On a snaining Friday in early December, downtown Skagway was quiet — at least until Yuletide celebrators crowded the sidewalk and slushy streets of 5th and Broadway, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive in his festive fire engine, flip a switch, and light up the town’s Christmas tree.
Teri was passionate, talented, creative, the kind of person the world needs more of. She was full of so many inspired ideas.
Skagway— The Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park exhibits used to be what National Park Service employee Benjamin Hayes described to the Capital City Weekly as “a visual experience.”
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