Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 5x8", 196pp. Near Fine / near fine. Item #18539
The autobiography of Abbie Morgan and her husband Ed in the Alaskan village of Kulukak in 1931 where Abbie was to teach school. Kulukak was so far from anything that the only way in was by dangerous boat passage or by dogsled. They had to pack a year's worth of provisions and she tells of the difficluty of travel and communication in the Far North and the love she had for the children to whom she provided an education. Stories of dog teams, the "spirits", Eskimo superstitions, vegetable-gathering, fishing, and hunting. Finally, the tragic death of her husband Ed who was caught alone in the wild and froze to death. Abbie continued on, but eventually returned to her family. It is beautifully written and highly recommended.