West Aleutian Islands Census Area
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Alaska PeninsulaRennick, Penny, ed., vol. 21, no. 1, Alaska Geographic / Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society (POB 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509), 1994. 96p. Describes community life from the Katmai-Iliamna area to Isanotski Strait in the Aleutians. ISBN1566610184.
Akutan Whaling and Naval Fueling Station: A HistoryDenfeld, Colt. (Anchorage: Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1996), 22 pp., paper, PO Box 898, Anchorage, AK 99506-0898. wln97-017044. Illustrated account of an Aleutian outpost.
Alaska-Siberia Connection: The World War II Air RouteHays, Otis, Jr. (College Station: Texas A&M University, 1996), 192 p., cloth, ISBN 0-89096-711-3 (Drawer C, College Station, TX 77843-4354). LC96-017489. History of the Lend-Lease program that sent American warplanes to the Soviet Union.
Aleut Dictionary: Unangam Tunudgusii: an Unabridged Lexicon of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut LanguagesBergsland, Knut. / Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 739p. A major work of scholarship divided into two major parts: basic words and derivatives and suffixes, plus many appendices which explain and demonstrate Aleut culture and contacts with outsiders in the age of exploration. ISBN1555000479. LC92-44852.
Aleut Grammar = Unangam Tunuganaan AchixaasixˆxBergsland, Knut. a descriptive reference grammar of the Aleutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut Language (Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center), 360 pp., paper, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. LC97-38814. Series: Alaska Native Language Center Research Papers, no. 10.
Aleutian EchoesBradley, Charles C. / Fairbanks AK: University of Alaska Press, 1994. 275p. Experiences of member of 10th Mountain Infantry Division and North Pacific Combat School assigned to Aleutians in 1944 to train men in survival. Artist, Bradley's confrontation with the environment is combined with his interest in natural history and the beauty he finds. Includes rare color photos of the Aleutian campaign. ISBN0912006749hbd; 0912006757pbk. LC94-17938.
Aleutian IslandsRennick, Penny, editor, Volume 22, No. 2, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 112 p., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln95-143270.
Ancient Aleut Personal Names = Kadaangim AsanginBergsland, Knut, editor and interpreter. /Asangis : Materials from the Billings Expedition, 1790-1792 (Fairbanks : Alaska Native Language Center, 1998), 202 pp., paper, ISBN 1555000657, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680. A glimpse of Aleut culture through an examination of Russian-American tax records.
Birthplace of the Winds : Adventuring in Alaska's Islands of Fire and IceBowermaster, Jon. (Washington, DC: Adventure Press/National Geographic), 264 pp., cloth, ISBN 0792275063, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688. Four adventurous kayakers explore the Islands of the Four Mountains in the middle of the Aleutians
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary with Aleut CognatesFortescue, Michael D., Steven Jacobson, and Lawrence Kaplan. / Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks (POB 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680), 1994. 614p. "Related words from the modern Eskimo languages are grouped together in comparative sets with English equivalents. Ten linguistic varieties are compared, including five Inuit dialect groups, the four Yupik languages, and Sirenikski" (an almost extinct Siberian language group). A true Circumpolar effort. ISBN1555000517. LC94-24177.
History and Ethnohistory of the Aleutians East BoroughBlack, Lydia. (Fairbanks: Limestone Press, 1999) 385 pp., cloth, ISBN 189590126X, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks AK 99775-0860. Provides a comprehensive view of the history of each Borough community and its economic development.
Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, U.S. NavyWheeler, Gerald E. (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996), 552 pp., cloth, ISBN 1557509360, 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401. Kinkaid's 46-year naval career included command of the Kiska and Attu invasions in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
Koga's Zero: The Fighter that Changed World War IIRearden, Jim. (Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1995), 114 p., paper, ISBN 0929521560, 713 South Third West, Missoula, MT 59801. History of the Japanese fighter plane shot down in the Aleutians during World War II. "This book was first published by Stackpole Books in 1990, in slightly different form, under the title Cracking the Zero Mystery." LC 95-68965.
Life and Work of INNOCENT, the Archbishop of Kamchatka, the Kuriles and the Aleutian Islands, and later the Metropolitan of Moscowtranslated from Russian by Most Revered Bishop Nicholas. San Francisco 1897. Archbishop Innocent was born John Popov, and later renamed John Veniaminov. Book online here.
Moments Rightly Placed: An Aleutian MemoirHudson, Ray. (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1998), 223 pp., paper, ISBN0945397496, Box 82368, Kenmore, WA 98028. A schoolteacher tells what he learned from the Native elders of Unalaska from the time he moved to that Aleutian town in 1964 until he left in 1992.
Notes on Russian AmericaKhlebnikov, K. T. (Kiril Timofeevich) edited by Richard Pierce / Fairbanks, AK : Limestone Press, 1994. 308p. "Parts 2-5: Kad'iak, Unalashka, Atkha, the Priylovs" Alaska History Series, No. 42. Khlebnikov served as an assistant of several governors of Russian America from 1818 - 1832. In his notes he tried to record the history of Russian-America, noting, among other things, statistical data, oral history of the Aleuts, and portions of Cook's voyages. ISBN1895901022. wln95-29763.
Pacific Northwest Lighthouses : Oregon to the AleutiansRoberts, Bruce and Ray Jones. (Old Saybrook, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, 1997), 88 pp., paperback, ISBN0762700823, P.O. Box 833, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. A collection of photographs and textual descriptions of the lighthouses, with some historical ones sprinkled throughout.
Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and Its Relation to Native American Traditions-An Attempt at a Multicultural Society, 1794-1912Ivanov, Viacheslav. (Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1997), 61 pp., paper, ISBN0160487811, order from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C., 20402-9238. Written to accompany a 1994 exhibit and based on extensive church records preserved at the Library of Congress.
Seal Islands of AlaskaBy Henry W. Elliott, Washington, Govt Printing Office, 1881.
Sure foundation: Aleut Churches in World War IISmith, Barbara Sweetland. / Anchorage, Alaska: The Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association (401 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503), 1994. 70p. "History of ten Aleut churches and their communities before and during World War II, and subsequent efforts to restore church artifacts and structures; includes many historic and contemporary photographs and profiles of the communities." ISBN0960930825. wln94-302473.
Thousand-Mile War : World War II in Alaska and the AleutiansGarfield, Brian. foreword by Terrence Cole (Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1995, c1969), 456 p., ISBN 091200682X, (cloth), ISBN 0912006838, P.O. Box 756240, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240. Revised and expanded classic: narrative history of the Aleutian campaign that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1969; includes new chapters and bibliographic citations. LC 95-39358.
War Comes to Alaska : the Dutch Harbor Attack, June 3-4, 1942Rourke, Norman E. (Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1997), 166 pp., paper, ISBN1572490284, available from White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., PO Box 152, Shippensburg, PA 17257. LC96-053353. Story of the battle on North American soil, from the American and Japanese points of view.
Warplanes to AlaskaSmith, Blake W. (Blaine, WA: Hancock House, 1998), 256 pp., cloth, order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Unofficial WWII history of a wilderness airway from Montana to Nome that linked remote communities and brought fortune seekers and entrepreneurs to the Yukon and Alaska, illustrated with historical photographs.
When the Wind Was a River: Aleut Evacuation in World War IIKohlhoff, Dean. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 248 p., ISBN 0295974036, cloth, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145-5096. Relates the tragic story of the Aleuts who were relocated to camps in Southeast Alaska, a completely different environment, and left to cope with these changes, and of their return to their villages to find the devastation there. LC 95-017676.
World War II in AlaskaRennick, Penny, editor. , Volume 22, No. 4, Alaska Geographic (Anchorage: Alaska Geographic Society, 1995), 96 p., paper, P.O. Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99509. wln96-090999.
World War II in Alaska : A Resource Guide for Teachers and StudentsClemens, Janet and Chris Allan. (Anchorage: Alaska Support Office, National Park Service, 1999) 14 pp., comb-bound, 2525 Gambell Street, Room 107, Anchorage AK 99503. Selected bibliographies on twelve different themes form the core of this booklet; Alaskan libraries and museums with WWII materials are also listed, as are selected internet sites.
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