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A thousand trails home : living with caribou / Seth Kantner.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 921 KAN (Text) 33500013498332 New Checked out 12/20/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594859700
  • ISBN: 1594859701
  • ISBN: 9781594859724
  • ISBN: 1594859728
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The most important animal -- Minnie Gray -- Good men and bad -- Being lucky -- Hunting on the fall tundra -- Caribou soup -- Caribou companions -- The North Slope -- A new kind of caribou -- Caribou community -- Perspective from a graveyard -- Big changes on a big land -- A windblown trail to the future -- The most political animal -- Living horizons -- Iñupiaq man -- Bounty hunter -- Black Friday -- An old gray table on the land -- Making paniqtuq -- Epilogue: White walkers.
Summary, etc.:
"Firsthand account of a life spent hunting, studying, and living alongside caribou that reveals the fragile, intertwined lives of people and animals surviving through sweeping changes in the Alaskan Arctic"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    *Starred Review* Kantner once again turns his lens on his home, a northwestern swath of Alaska, in this intelligent, emotional, and passionate exploration of life among the Western Arctic caribou herd. Born and raised in a sod igloo on Paungaqtaugruk, an isolated three-mile bluff along the Kobuk River, Kantner has spent his life watching, hunting, and photographing the caribou. His deep knowledge of caribou life, gleaned from not only his own experiences but also those of Native elders who were family friends, is imparted here in a seasonal review that is interwoven with the ways in which the herd shapes the region's culture, history, and politics. Along with telling his own personal story, which reads as the adventure Jack London and Jon Krakauer wished they had lived, Kantner considers how rural Alaskans rely on, revere, and, occasionally, take for granted the caribou. His sharply worded dismissals of bureaucratic ideas about life in the bush have an urgent relevancy, while his gorgeous prose, along with his stunning color photographs, bring the beauty of the state to every page. Ordinary Wolves (2004) and Shopping for Porcupine (2008) made Kantner a literary force, but this is the book he was born to write, a most worthy successor to Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams (1986). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Kantner, Seth, 1965- > Travel > Alaska > Northwest Arctic Borough.
Caribou > Alaska > Northwest Arctic Borough.
Caribou hunting > Alaska > Northwest Arctic Borough.
Human-animal relationships > Alaska > Northwest Arctic Borough.
Big game hunters > Alaska > Biography.
Northwest Arctic Borough (Alaska) > Description and travel.
Kantner, Seth, 1965-
Big game hunters.
Caribou hunting.
Human-animal relationships.
Alaska > Northwest Arctic Borough.
Genre: Biographies.

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