Report on Education in Alaska

Report on Education in Alaska

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...seven families of Lapps have remained with the herd, performing their usual duties with efficiency and success. The experience of the past two years has demonstrated the wisdom of their importation as instructors to the Eskimos in the care and management of deer. Their success has been so marked that hereafter, whenever a herd is loaned to a mission station, an expr rienced Lapp will be sent with the herd to take charge of and instruct the apprentices. Under the tuition and direction of the experienced and skilled Lapps were ten Eskimo apprentices from different villages extending all the way from Point Hope on the Arctic shore southward and eastward to Fort Adams on the Upper Yukon River, a distance of 2,000 miles. These apprentices have made fair progress in mastering the science of managing and breeding reindeer. In January. Moses, Tatpan, Martin, and Okweetkoon were transferred from the Teller Reindeer Station to the new station established on Golovin Bay, they having come originally from that general region of country. During the fall, Oozhaloo, one of the most prominent natives at Point Barrow, with his family, was transported to the Teller Reindeer Station at his own request and accepted as an apprentice. It is hoped that ultimately he will be able to go back in charge of a herd to that distant and desolate northern section. Herds. There are now five herds in Alaska, one at Cape Prince of Wales, a mission station of the Congregational Church, numbering 258; one at Cape Nome, in charge of three experienced Eskimo apprentices, numbering 218; two at Golovin Bay, one belonging to the Swedish Evangelical Mission Station and the other to the St. James Episcopal Mission Station, together numbering 206, and the central Government herd at...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909755
  • 9781236909756