Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Setting & Symbolism

Sidney C. Huntington
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The Koyukuk

The Koyukuk is a river in Alaska, which flows south into the Yukon River. The Koyukon Indians live in the valley around the river.

Hogatzakaket

Hogatzakaket is Hogatza River, or Hog River, a tributary running into the Koyukuk River.

No Man's Land

No Man's Land is the mountainous area between Eskimo and Athapaskan lands, a dangerous place for people of either tribe during the time of enmity between the two.

Anvik Mission

Anvik Mission is an Episcopal mission where Sidney, Jimmy, and their young sister Marion go after ther mother's death. The mission takes in many orphaned Alaskan Natives.

Alatna

Sidney's father brings Sidney with him to Alatna, where Sidney spends a year with his father working the trapline.

Eklutna Vocational School

The Eklutna Vocational School is a school for Alaskan natives run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Jimmy and Sidney go there for schooling...

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