Tanana and Chandalar

The Alaska Field Journals of Robert A. McKennan

edited by Craig Mishler and William E. Simeone

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"A vivid picture of a dedicated ethnographer. . . . highly recommended."
Edward Hosley, Arctic


Robert A. McKennan (1903-1982) spent 1929 to 1933 in several remote Native villages where he documented Interior Athabaskan life. His writings are an extraordinary window onto Athabaskan culture before World War II and form a significant part of anthropology's humanistic tradition.

Editors Mishler and Simeone have annotated McKennan's journals and provided a wealth of contextual material in two substantive introductory chapters. Readers will appreciate this rare perspective on a vanishing way of life.

William E. Simeone is an anthropologist who has traveled and worked in Tanacross and the upper Tanana for fifty years. He has also worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the National Park Service, AEcom, the Chickaloon Tribal Council, the Cheesh’ na Tribal Council, and Ahtna Incorporated. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of four books.

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  • Hardcover Price: $50.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-889963-77-8
  • Publication Month: February
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: edited by Craig Mishler and William E. Simeone
  • ECommerce Code: 9781889963778

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