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Three Books on Arctic Village

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

Arctic Village is on the east fork of the Chandalar River, 100 miles north of Fort Yukon and 290 miles north of Fairbanks. The community lies at approximately 68.126940° North Latitude and -145.537780° West Longitude. (Sec. 24, T015S, R028E, Umiat Meridian.) Arctic Village is located in the Barrow Recording District. Arctic Village has a continental subarctic climate. Winters are long and harsh, and summers are short but warm. The average high temperature range during July is 65 to 72 °F. The average low temperature during January is well below zero. Extended periods of -50 to -60 °F are common. Extreme temperatures have been measured, ranging from a low of -70 to a high of 90 °F. Precipitation averages 9 inches, and snowfall averages 52.8 inches.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Arctic Village as a subject, among others:

Adams, F. Jeffrey, Theresa L. Tanner, and Mark A. Nelson. 2005. Harvest and biological characteristics of the subsistence fishery in Arctic Village, Alaska, 2001-2003. Alaska fisheries data series, no. 2005-18. Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office.  This book may be read online.

Nakai’ t’in’in: “Do it yourself” : a plan for preserving the cultural identity of the Neets’aii Gwich’in Indians of Arctic Village. 1991. Arctic Village, AK: Arctic Village Council.

Alaska, and Peter M. Bowers. 1977. Report of archeological investigations at Arctic Village, Alaska. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.

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

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