Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River - Chapter 3, Three Babes Alone and Chapter 4, Anvik Summary & Analysis

Sidney C. Huntington
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Chapter 3, Three Babes Alone and Chapter 4, Anvik Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 3, Sidney is five. His brother Jimmy is three, and his sister Marion is one and a half. His mother takes them hunting and fishing, and makes whitefish for supper. As the children sleep, Anna dies from the bad whitefish. The next morning, Sidney realizes he must take care of his younger siblings. After fighting with mosquitoes and Mom's decomposing body, Sidney and his siblings make a shelter with a tarp and begin to live outside. They get canned milk from the trading store, but the children start getting ill. One night, a bear tries to pull Marion away by her diaper, and the boys pull her back while the bear runs off with the diaper. Finally, the children go off to get help from Dominic Vernetti, a...

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