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Roesch, E.P.
New York : Random, 1990
ISBN 0345372980
Ashana was a bride on the coast of what we call Alaska. This is the story of her life as hostage to the Russian fur traders who levied Alaskan slaves to bring in the valuable furs coveted by 19th century Russians. Clearly Russians measured civilization in different terms than these proud and isolated Alaskans. The guns gave them power. This is the story of Alaskan's inner strengths -- the power of their masks and visions with which they struggled to survive the Russian invasion.
SUBJECTS:     Dena'ina Indians -- Fiction.
                                   Athapascan Indians -- Fiction.
                                   Baranov, Aleksandr Andreevich, 1745-1819 -- Fiction.
                                   Russians -- Alaska -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
                                   Alaska -- History -- To 1867 -- Fiction.
                                   Historical fiction.


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