Denali: A Literary Anthology

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Bill Sherwonit
The Mountaineers Books, 2000 - Literary Collections - 267 pages
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Denali, "The High One," (Alaska's Mount McKinley) has beguiled storytellers since time immemorial. In this wide- ranging anthology spanning 101 years of published writings - representing both the northern classics and little-known gems - editor Bill Sherwont gives us a taste of rich literary legacy.
  

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User Review  - AJ Conroy - Goodreads

Wonderful to read after just visiting Denali. Reading the dairy entries of early explorers was a bit surreal as they complained about the tundra, the adler and bugs. I could visualize everything, because the park remains the same. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
Native Sacred Stories
17
THE SECOND MAKING OF MAN 1908
18
THE SAGE OF KANTISHNALEGENDS OF DENALI 1938
22
SHQULA TSUKDU THE WHISTLER HOARY MARMOT STORY 1990
33
Early Explorations
49
DISCOVERIES IN ALASKA 1897
50
AN EXPLORATION TO MOUNT MCKINLEY AMERICAS HIGHEST MOUNTAIN 1903
60
WAGER WITH THE WIND THE DON SHELDON STORY 1974
149
Natural History
161
A NATURALIST IN ALASKA 1961
162
THE WOLVES OF DENALI 1998
173
GRIZZLY CUB FIVE YEARS IN THE LIFE OF A BEAR 1990
179
STRANGE GRACE 1998
186
DENALI JOURNAL
199
Modern Adventures
209

THE SHAMELESS DIARY OF AN EXPLORER 1907
72
THE WILDERNESS OF DENALI 1930
84
Mountaineering
93
TO THE TOP OF THE CONTINENT
94
THE CONQUEST OF MOUNT MCKINLEY
103
MOUNT MCKINLEY THE CONQUEST OF DENALI 1991
112
THE ASCENT OF DENALI 1914
126
MINUS 148 THE WINTER ASCENT OF MT MCKINLEY 1969
138
THE ALASKAN MILE 1996
210
RIDING THE WILD SIDE OF DENALI 1998
219
WAY OUT HERE MODERN LIFE IN ICEAGE ALASKA 1996
231
DENALI STATE PARK IN THE SHADOW OF THE HIGH ONE 1996
244
IN DENALI 1992
255
Permissions
263
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About the author (2000)

For more than three decades, Anchorage-based writer Bill Sherwonit has written extensively about wilderness, the natural history of animals and plants, wildlife management, connection to place, conservation issues, and notions of wildness. He s contributed stories and photos to a wide variety of national publications and is the author of over a dozen books about Alaska. He also teaches nature and travel writing in his adopted hometown of Anchorage. www.billsherwonit.alaskawriters.com.

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