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Three Books on Akiachak

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to the community of Akiachak. Here is a description of Akiachak’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Akiachak is located on the west bank of the Kuskokwim River, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It lies 18 miles northeast of Bethel. The community lies at approximately 60.909440° North Latitude and -161.431390° West Longitude. (Sec. 36, T010N, R069W, Seward Meridian.) Akiachak is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area averages 16 inches of precipitation, with snowfall of 50 inches. Summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures range from -2 to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here are three books on Akiachak from WorldCat:

Coffing, Michael. 2001. The subsistence harvest and use of wild resources in Akiachak, Alaska, 1998. Juneau: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence.

Carnes, Clayton W. 1989. Perceptions of Yupik eskimos in regard to relationships between life skills and vocational education in Akiachak, Alaska. Thesis (Ph.D.)–East Texas State University, 1989.

Akiachak Native Community (Association). 1950. Constitution and by-laws of the Akiachak Native Community, approved August 6, 1948. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.

Join me next Saturday as we take a bibliographic visit to Akiak.

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