Two Old Women
An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and SurvivalBook - 2004
Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story-with a surprise ending-of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. This story of survival is told with suspense by Velma Wallis, whose subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet, her themes are modern-empowerment of women, the graying of America, Native American ways.
Publisher: Kenmore, WA : Epicenter Press, 2004
Edition: 2nd ed
Branch Call Number: 398.2089972 W2147t 2004
Characteristics: xiii, 142 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm