The Vietnam War
This international conflict symbolizes the emotional damage of many young men who chose to or were forced to fight. Ernt develops PTSD after his time servicing in this conflict and becoming a POW.
Given to Cora and Leni from Large Marge upon their arrival in Kaneq, these symbolize the need for women to protect themselves in the dangerous landscape of rural Alaska.
This vehicle is brought by the Allbrights when they come to Alaska. It proves to be unsuited for the rugged landscape and represents the lack of planning by many who arrive at the Last Frontier.
This is the first animal that Leni shoots and kills when hunting with her parents. Leni's father insists that she eat its still-beating heart.
This gift given to Leni by Matthew represents their hope and love for one another. It is carved...
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