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by Abbie Morgan Madenwald

When Abbie Morgan arrived with her husband Ed in the Alaskan village of Kulukak in 1931 to teach school, many of the Eskimos had never before seen a white woman. Kulukak could be reached by boat when the approach was not frozen over and by dogsled when ice made travel by boat impossible.

Arctic Schoolteacher is the story of Abbie’s Alaskan experience, from the detailed planning necessary for taking a year’s worth of provisions to an isolated village to her departure from Alaska in 1933. In colorful, descriptive prose, she tells of the difficulty of travel and communication in the Far North, the magnificent physical environment, and the children to whom she devoted her time.

Download Arctic Schoolteacher: Kulukak, Alaska, 1931–1933 (The Western Frontier Library Series) epub
ISBN: 0806126116
ISBN13: 978-0806126111
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Abbie Morgan Madenwald
Language: English
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; New edition edition (March 15, 1994)
Pages: 222 pages
ePUB size: 1836 kb
FB2 size: 1728 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 929
Other Formats: mbr rtf lit lrf

I bought this in Alaska then lent it to a friend who did not return it :-( but i liked it so much, i reordered it so i could have it in my library.
this was a very good but i thourly enjoyed it until circumstances force ms. morgan to leave the arctic
This book is a wonderful Alaskan documentary. Since visiting Alaska several times in the past 3 years I found it to be very enjoyable reading.
I came across Arctic Schoolteacher by accident. I had taken my kids to a summer program at a county library. While we waited for the show to begin, I browsed the shelves and came across this book. I have probably read 20-30 books this year, and Arctic Schoolteacher makes the top of my list. In it, the author tells the story of how she and her husband travelled to a remote Alaskan village in the 1930s as government employees. Abbie taught school, and Ed, her husband, oversaw the reindeer herd. I don't want to give away too much of the story, but the book is filled with the numerous joys and sorrows that Abbie experienced in her two year stay in the Last Frontier. I only wish that Abbie had mentioned more about her life before Alaska, and about how she and Ed met. I am glad that the book included an epilogue by Abbie's daughter that mentions what happened in Abbie's life after Alaska.
I ordered this book because I like reading books about teachers in various parts of the world. This book was not about teaching,but about her life in Kulukak. That part was well written, but depressing. I guess it is what life was like there. Abbie Morgan handled the depressing landscape with humor and love. I was disappointed because it was not what I was looking for, but it does not mean that it is not a good book. If you are looking for a description of 1930 Alaska, then this is your book. Morgan describes life in this town with clarity and handles lifes disappointments with grace. She was an amazing woman to have worked there.
Abbie and Ed Morgan were adventurous and brave when they traveled to a remote Eskimo village to live among the people and serve them for two years. The actual photographs and details of their adventures are so interesting and transport the reader back to a time very different from today.
You might also enjoy a new release, another book of courage and survival that takes place in early Alaska.
When the Water Runs: Growing Up with Alaska
Rollers from Abdun
A particularly moving story. This book takes place about the same time as "Tisha" but in the famed Bristol Bay Region in a village called Kulukak. It was published in 1992 and available in paperback, this book should be easy to locate.