THE WAY OF OUR PEOPLE by Arnold A. Griese

THE WAY OF OUR PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Set like At the Mouth of the Luckiest River (1973) among the Alaskan Indians, this tells of Anvik, a boy in 1838, concerned about shaming his family because he is afraid to be alone in the forest. With the help of a solitary Old One he largely overcomes his fear, succumbing to terror once more when he gets lost chasing caribou but proving his bravery at last when he travels through a snowstorm to bring the white man's smallpox medicine to his threatened people. Griese's informed affection for Anvik's people gives some texture to the familiar theme and Wells' soft black and white illustrations make the setting an abiding presence.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1975
ISBN: 156397648X
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell