About the Book
About the Author
The Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series is noted
for its easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that
complement entertaining nonfiction writing. These books, which won the 2016
Literary Classics International award for Best Nonfiction Series worldwide, are
suitable for ages 9 to 99.
This first book, which goes up to 1900, kicks off the series
by showcasing the arrival of Alaska Natives thousands of years ago.
Anthropologists believe the Natives traveled from Asia across the Bering Sea
Land Bridge and settled in various parts of Alaska. Stories in this section
include early Native life, mighty shaman and fierce battles against Russian fur
traders, who arrived in the mid-1700s.
After Alaska became a possession of the United States in 1867, Americans began
streaming into the Last Frontier. Explorers, businessmen, miners and crooks
came north and changed Alaska forever. The discovery of nuggets brought gold-crazed
stampeders in the 1890s.
Did you know?
petroglyphs dot Alaska's coastlines?
- The last shot
of the American Civil War boomed in the Bering Sea?
- The Klondike
Gold Rush began after a man dreamed of salmon with golden scales?
These and dozens more little-known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil's
Trunk Volume One.