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ALASKAN VOYAGE 1881-1883: AN EXPEDITION TO THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA Johan Adrian Jacobsen 1983 Paperback Very Good
By Jacobsen, Johan Adrian
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Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1983. 266 pp, b/w illustrations, maps. Used paperback. Very Good.

Translated by Erna Gunther from the German text by Adrian Woldt. This is an account from another era, when the word "expedition" conjured up visions of danger and hardship among strange peoples with even more remarkable ways. Alaskan Voyage is a fascinating account of a two-year journey by Johan Jacobsen, a Norwegian-born explorer, to collect Indian artifacts on behalf of the Royal Berlin Ethnological Museum. His experiences include mid-winter dogsled runs to wild river and open ocean canoe trips. An enjoyable tale of endurance.

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