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Three Books on Aleneva

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

Aleneva is located on the southern coast of Afognak Island, north of Kodiak Island. It is on the coast of Raspberry Strait, across from Little Raspberry Island. The community lies at approximately 58.014180° North Latitude and -152.909440° West Longitude. (Sec. 18, T025S, R022W, Seward Meridan.) Aleneva is located in the Kodiak Recording District. The Kodiak Archipelago is warmed by the Japanese current. The climate is similar to Southeast Alaska, with less precipitation. January temperatures range from 14 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. July temperatures range from 39 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Average annual rainfall is 74 inches.

Looking through WorldCat, I couldn’t find a single book that mentioned Aleneva as a subject. But there are a number of books that mention Afognak Island, the island on which Aleneva is located. Here are three:

Simeonoff, Helen J., A. L. Pinart, and Frank Alfred Golder. 2003. Kodiak-Afognak, Alaska mythology. Anchorage, Alaska: Helen J. Simeonoff.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Denny Zwiefelhofer, Dick Munoz, and Jay Bellinger. 1994. Afognak Island biological assessment and land acquisition plan: plan for acquisition of selected fish and wildlife habitats on Afognak Island, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7.

Huggins, E. L., John A. Campbell, Frederick Sargent, and Richard A. Pierce. 1981. Kodiak and Afognak life, 1868-1870. Alaska history, no. 20. Kingston, Ont., Canada: Limestone Press.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Allakaket.

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