Tundra Teacher: A Memoir


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Author John Foley came to Alaska as a newspaper reporter. He taught in the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Gambell on a Bering Sea island. There, he and his wife learned about the Yup'ik culture, helped haul in a whale, looked out for polar bears on the way to school, and adjusted to life with a honey bucker. Foley also taught in the Athabascan Indian village of Tetlin, where his duties included helping a young woman adjust to the relentless pursuit of men. TUNDRA TEACHER examines Foley's relationship with the women in his life, ...

Tundra Teacher: A Memoir 2003, Epicenter Press (WA)

ISBN-13: 9780972494410

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