Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River Topics for Discussion

Sidney C. Huntington
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How does Sidney feel about the changes to Koyukon culture, from first contact with white Europeans to today?

Why does Sidney give detailed information about traditional ways to build traps, spears, and other traditional Koyukon items?

Sidney believes that Episcopal missions were important, positive forces for Alaskan Natives during the time of his youth. Why does he believe this? Do you agree?

How does Sidney view animals and ecological conservation? How does he treat animals throughout his life?

Why does Sidney describe in detail what he goes through to create a legal salmon smokehouse, to sell smoked salmon? How does he feel about the regulations governing production of smoked salmon?

Do you agree with Sidney's beliefs that rural Alaskan children need a "bush education" from their parents about life in the wild, as well as a modern education in school? What different functions do...

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