Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume One, Bringing Alaska history alive, Up to 1900

Laurel Downing Bill

Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume One, Bringing Alaska history alive, Up to 1900 by Laurel Downing Bill
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nonfiction Education, History
For readers of:James A. Mitchner, Pierre Berton, Lael Morgan
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Print Length344
ISBN978-1578333301
PublisherAunt Phil's Trunk LLC
Publication DateMay 2006
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

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?

  • Mysterious 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.

About the Author

Alaska historian/speaker Laurel Downing Bill wrote and published the entertaining five-book Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, which won the 2016 Literary Classics International award for Best Nonfiction Series worldwide. She also wrote and published Sourdough Cookery, which features 100 sourdough recipes and a starter that began in 1896 Hope, Alaska.

She writes stories for various Alaska newspapers and magazines, as well, and has won several awards for her work from the Alaska Professional Communicators, Eric Hoffer Excellence in Independent Publishing, Best Books, Shelf Unbound and Readers’ Favorite.

Laurel is a lifelong Alaskan, born in Fairbanks in 1951.

For more information, go to http://www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com or email Laurel@AuntPhilsTrunk.com.