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Three Books on Akiak

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

Akiak is located on the west bank of the Kuskokwim River, 42 air miles northeast of Bethel, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The community lies at approximately 60.912220° North Latitude and -161.213890° West Longitude. (Sec. 32, T010N, R067W, Seward Meridian.) Akiak is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 2.0 sq. miles of land and 1.1 sq. miles of water. Precipitation averages 16 inches in this area, with snowfall of 50 inches. Summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 °F. Winter temperatures range from -2 to 19 °F.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books on Akiak, among others:

Laraux, Sis. 2006. Our side of the river II: a biography of growing up and living in Alaska on our side of the Kuskokwim River in the village of Old Akiak. [Alaska?]: Sis Laraux.

Alaska, Gene Kane, and Dan Bockhorst. 1996. Provisional report to the Local Boundary Commission regarding the March 1, 1996 petition for dissolution of the City Akiak. [Anchorage, Alaska]: Alaska Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Municipal and Regional Assistance Division.  [Note: As of January 2010, Akiak is still a city in Alaska.]

Madsen, Eric Christopher. 1983. The Akiak “Contract school”: a case study of revitalization in an Alaskan village. Thesis (Ph. D.)–University of Oregon, 1983.

Join us next week as WorldCat takes us to Akutan.

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