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Three Books on Chevak

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

Chevak is located on the north bank of the Niglikfak River, 17 miles east of Hooper Bay in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The community lies at approximately 61.527780° North Latitude and -165.586390° West Longitude. (Sec. 34, T017N, R090W, Seward Meridian.) Chevak is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 1.1 sq. miles of land and 0.1 sq. miles of water. Chevak has a maritime climate. Its location near the Bering Sea renders the area subject to heavy winds and rain. Temperatures range from -25 to 79 °F. Snowfall averages 60 inches per year. Freeze-up occurs at the end of October. Break-up occurs in June.

You can learn more about Chevak by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

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

Okrant, Mark J. 1997. Economic gain in remote areas through tourism development: Chevak birdwatching. Anchorage?: University of Alaska Center for Economic Development?.

Vejstrup Madsen, Mette. 1990. “To have weight so that nobody can brush you off the top of this Earth”: on the construction of a cultural identity in Chevak, Alaska : report (feltrapport), April 1990. Moesgård: Århus Universitet, Afdeling for Etnografi og Socialantropologi.

Gillham, Charles E. 1941. Report of Alaska waterfowl investigations, summer 1941, lower Yukon River, Chevak, Hooper Bay. [United States]: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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

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