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Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project

Salmon Sisters

Alaskans have deep connections to wild salmon. Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project is an exploration of these connections, and how salmon are intertwined with our values, our families, and our deeply held hopes — and fears — for the future.

In these pages more than 20 renowned Alaska writers explore questions that resonate for all Alaskans — How do salmon fit in my life? What is our history together? How will they fit in our future and that of our state and our people?

Editor Nancy Lord weaves these essays together with additional writings from 33 individual Alaskans (including Salmon Sisters's Emma Laukitis) and photography from Clark Mishler. Their personal stories, shared with The Salmon Project over the years of our work, capture the spirit of Alaskans’ connections to the lands and seasons of salmon across our state.

More than anything, Made of Salmon is a love story. It’s a testament to the powerful connections Alaskans maintain all across the state — connections to food, landscape, ocean, river, season, culture and joy.

Made of Salmon is available in a growing number of bookstores across Alaska and online.

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016


Book Contents

Foreword by Bella Hammond
The Salmon Project by Erin Harrington
Introduction by Nancy Lord

Salmon Invictus by Lynn Schooler
Dustin Connor
Chantelle Pence

Iqalugruaq: Chum Salmon and the Inuit World by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Les Palmer

The Story Continues by Sara Loewen
Heidi Hurley
Juanita Dwyer

Family Business by Carol Sturgulewski
Melanie Brown

The Way of the Real Human Being: A Way of Life for Alaska Native Peoples by Ilarion “Larry” Merculieff
Thomasina Anderson
Maija Lukin
Barbara Njaa

I am Now the Age She Was by Dan O’Neill
Karen Maskarinec
George Gatter

The King and I by Richard Chiappone
Laurie Bassett

Thank You. Swimmer by Emma Teal Laukitis
Sarah Harrington
Matthew Boline

Stone Fish. Living Mirrors by Hank Lentfer
Renamary Rauchenstein

Salmon Are Worth More Than Money by Charles Wohlforth
Susan Harvey
Mark Witteveen

What Happens in the Arctic? by Debby Dahl Edwardson
Alice Aga

The Right Kind of Hungry by Julia O’Malley
Sonja Barger
Martha Anelon

Seasons by Ernestine Hayes
Christopher Orman
Bethany Neubarth

Size Matters by Charlie Campbell
Mi’chelle McCoy
Adaline Pete

Here on the Rocks by Seth Kantner
Leona Gottschalk

Riversong by Kirsten Dixon
Jenny Fast
Danika Simpson

Bristol Bay Youth Doing Their Part by Verner Wilson III
Christy Everett

Let Nothing Be Wasted by Leslie Leyland Fields
Mary Sattler

The One That Got Away by Don Rearden
Tatiana Petticrew
Paul Ivanoff

My Salmon Project by Michael Raudzis Dinkel
Eva O’Malley
Jerre Wills

Give Me a Life Jacket and a Paddle by Heather Lende

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