Supplemental Reading
Alaska Days with John Muir. By S. Hall Young. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1915.Another Culture / Another World. By Father Michale Oleska. Juneau: Association of Alaska School Boards, 2005.Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology. Ed. Lauret E. Savoy, Eldridge Moores, and Judith E. Moores. San Antonio: Trinity UP, 2006.

The Book of Tsongas. Ed. Carolyn Servid and Donald Snow. Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1999.

The Only Kayak: A Journey into the Heart of Alaska. By Kim Heacox. Guilford, CT: Lyons, 2005.

Oral History Project
The Oral History Program is part of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The program was established in 1981 to collect and curate audio and video recordings that relate to various aspects of Alaska’s history and the people who have contributed to its rich heritage. The collection contains over 9000 individual tapes, including interviews with politicians, pioneers, and Native elders. Key collections include “Alaska Native Songs and Legends” by the Alaska Library Association, “Early Day Alaskans” by the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, “The Alaska Native Elders-In-Residence Program” by the UAF Alaska Native Studies Department, and “On the Road Recordings with Old Timers” funded by British Petroleum Corporation. Project Jukebox is the digital branch of the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There are currently over thirty-five projects from throughout Alaska, each specific to a topic or an area. To access the jukebox projects that are currently online, click here. 

For more details about the Oral History Collection, contact William Schneider, the Curator of Oral History, at or Robyn Russell, the Assistant Curator for Collection Management at for more details about the Oral History Collection.

Sheldon Museum
The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center is an educational institution of the Haines Borough committed to collecting, preserving and interpreting through history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.The Sheldon Museum’s presentation of artifacts, clan trust property, and memorabilia enhances quality of life for area residents and visitors; informs researchers and historians; inspires artists and creative writers; and encourages community pride through permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, and through a variety of programs for schools and the public.

The Sealaska Heritage Institute seeks to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures. In addition to its many programs and publications, the Institute holds materials pertinent to Alaska Native cultures, languages and historical events. The collections library includes primarily historical items, such as photographs, recordings, documents and objects, donated to SHI from private collections. SHI also has collected numerous recordings of Southeast Alaska Native oral tradition, dance, song, regalia and cultural protocol. The institute is working to create a virtual archive center to make more of the collection available to the public.


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