Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For May: Fifty Miles from Tomorrow by Willam L. Iggiagruk Hensley

For May we have selected Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People by Willam L. Iggiagruk Hensley:

Born twenty-nine miles north of the arctic circle, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was raised to live the seminomadic life that his Iñupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. In this stirring memoir, he offers us a rare firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan, and later, in the lower forty-eight, as a fearless advocate for Native land rights. In 1971, after years of tirelessly lobbying the United States government, he played a key role in a landmark victory that enabled the Inupiaq to take charge of their economic and political destiny.
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