Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir

Ernestine Hayes (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
University of Arizona Press
Publish Date
September 21, 2006
Pages
172
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.4 X 8.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780816525379

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About the Author

Ernestine Hayes was born and raised in Juneau. She is the author of Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir, which won the 2007 American Book Award. Her 2011 children's book, The Story of the Town Bear and the Forest Bear, was the first original story to be published in the Tlingit language. She is assistant professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.

Reviews

Winner of the American Book Award!

"Hayes, now an English professor and historian of her mother's Lingit tribe, poignantly relates the sad details of her youth and early adulthood, adroitly interspersing these often-sordid memories with stories of tribal history that have been passed on for generations. This sometimes raw, consistently honest memoir is a rewarding, evocative, ultimately uplifting view of Native life."--Booklist

"One of the most important books to come out of Alaska. There have been other great memoirs by Alaska Natives, but few if any have been made with such disarming humor, such bravery and such warmth."--Anchorage Press