Fifty Miles from Tomorrow : A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People
by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley


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Born twenty-nine miles north of the arctic circle, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was raised to live the seminomadic life that his I upiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years.  Read more...


 
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

Born twenty-nine miles north of the arctic circle, William L. Iggiagruk Hensley was raised to live the seminomadic life that his I upiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. In this stirring memoir, he offers us a rare firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan, and later, in the lower forty-eight, as a fearless advocate for Native land rights. In 1971, after years of tirelessly lobbying the United States government, he played a key role in a landmark victory that enabled the Inupiaq to take charge of their economic and political destiny. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is "a joyous celebration of Hensley's life among the I upiaq people and of fighting for their rights" (Library Journal).


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312429362
  • ISBN-10: 0312429363
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.6 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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