Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness Characters

Bobby Specht
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Anne Hobbs

Anne is the main character of the novel and is nineteen in 1927 when she arrives in Eagle, Alaska. She is supposed to spend one year teaching in the town of Chicken and then return to teach in Eagle. She was born in Colorado and taught in Oregon before accepting a job in Alaska. When she was a child, she was often sent to live with her grandmother in Missouri, and it was her grandmother who always told Anne to be a teacher so she could go wherever she wanted. Anne accepts a teaching job in Chicken, Alaska and has to learn how to survive in the wilderness. She also has to learn to deal with the prejudice against Indians, especially when she falls in love with Fred Purdy. Fred leaves the area because of the prejudice and says he doesn't want to cause trouble for Anne. While...

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