Images of America, Alaska's Whaling Coast

Images of America, Alaska's Whaling Coast

in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014), 128 page(s),
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Abstract / Summary
In 1850, commercial whaling ships entered the Bering Sea for the first time. There, they found the summer grounds of bowhead whales, as well as local Inuit people who had been whaling the Alaskan coast for 2,000 years. Within a few years, almost the entire Pacific fleet came north each June to find a path through the melting ice, and the Inuit way of whaling—in fact, their entire livelihood—would be forever changed. Baleen was worth nearly $5 a pound. But the new trading posts brought guns, alcohol, and disease. In 1905, a new type of whaling using modern steel whale-catchers and harpoon cannons appeared along the Alaskan coast. Yet the Inuit and Inupiat continue whaling today from approximately 15 small towns scattered along the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Strait. Whaling for these people is a life-or-death proposition in a land considered uninhabitable by many, for without the whale, whole villages probably could not survive as they have for centuries.
Field of Interest
American History
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2013 by Dale Vinnedge
Content Type
Book
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Format
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URL
http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9781467130240
Page Count
128
Publication Year
2014
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Place Published / Released
Charleston, SC
Subject
American History, History, American Studies, Reconstruction (1866-1876), The Gilded Age & Progressive Era (1876-1913), World War I & Jazz Age (1914-1928), Depression & World War II (1929-1945), Post-war Era (1945-1960), The Sixties (1960-1974), Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000), Twenty-First Century (2001-), Maritime commerce, Whaling, Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-), Alaska
Series / Program
Images of America
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-)

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