Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project

  • 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.

      • Includes an essay by Salmon Sister’s Emma Laukitis
      • Made of Salmon is available in a growing number of bookstores across Alaska and online.
      • 224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
  • 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
  • For every sale we make, Salmon Sisters donates a can of wild Alaska salmon to the Alaska Food Bank.

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