These sources are all available at the Z.J. Loussac Public Library. Many titles and the online resources
are also available at the branches. If you would like more help, please ask at any reference desk.
Reference Alaska reference books are indicated by AK-R and are for in-library use only. Three
standard titles for research on Alaska Native groups are:
Handbook of North American Indians, volume 5
AK-R 970.00497 HANDBOO
Native Cultures in Alaska
AK-R 306.089 NATIVE
The Native People of Alaska
AK-R 306.089 LANGDON
Books Alaska books that can be checked out have an N in the call number.
Always Getting Ready: Upterrlainarluta: Yup’ik Eskimo Subsistence in Southwest Alaska. Large photos
depict contemporary subsistence rituals of the Yupik people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
N 979.84 BARKER
Bashful No Longer: An Alaskan Eskimo Ethnohistory 1778-1988. Traces the history of the people of the
Kuskokwim Delta area from the Russian-American Company to the modern era.
N 979.84 OSWALT
The Cama-I Book: Kayaks, Dogsleds, Bear Hunting, Bush Pilots, Smoked Fish, Mukluks, and Other
Traditions of Southwestern Alaska. Student writings describe personalities, heritage, and lifestyles in
their varied Alaskan communities. Includes selected legends.
N 979.8 CAMA I
Eskimo Essays: Yup’ik Lives and How We See Them. An in-depth look at Yupik culture by an
anthropologist who has studied Yupik cosmology and Western thought.
N 970.8004971 FIENUP
The Face of Dance: Yup’ik Eskimo Masks from Alaska. This exhibition catalogue from the Glenbow
Museum displays both Yupik and Inuit dance masks.
N 391.434 WALLEN
Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo. Many excellent photographs of Eskimo artifacts gathered
by Edward Nelson from 1877-1881.
N 306.08997 FITZHUG
The Living Tradition of Yup’ik Masks. Over 200 19th century masks from southwest Alaska along with
their history, meanings and uses in traditional native ceremonies.
N 731.75089971 FIENUP
Medicine Men of Hooper Bay, or The Eskimo’s Arabian Nights