The Life and Times of Alaskan Howard Rock
The Shaman predicted that Howard Rock would become a great man. He was born in 1911 in a sod igloo in Point Hope, an ancient Eskimo village in northwest Alaska where the people had hunted whales and lived off the land and sea for centuries. Instead of becoming a hunter, Howard was to become an accomplished artist and crusading newspaper editor who championed the causes of his people. He helped defend his people from a controversial proposal to escavate a harbor near Point Hope with an above-ground atomic blast, then founded the Tundra Times. Under Rock's leadership, the newspaper helped organize Alaska's Native people to press their aboriginal land claims before Congress, ultimately winning a settlement of $1 billion and 40 million acres.
One of Alaska's 67 best history books
--Alaska Historical Society
Morgan weaves an impressive body of research into an effective novelistic format.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lael Morgan is the author of at least 10 books that we know of with two or three more on the way. A teacher, journalist, and historian who was named Alaska's Historian of the Year in 1988 for her work on "Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Godl Rush," Morgan has worked at numerous newspapers ranging from the LA Times to the Tundra Times, and taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Texas. Currently she lives near Portland, Maine, serving as Epicenter Press's acquisitions editor.