Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Velma Wallis
Adult Nonfiction - 9780060975845

Based on an Athabascan Native American legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story—with a surprise ending—of two older women abandoned by a migrating nation that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. This story of survival is told with suspense by Velma Wallis, whose subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet, her themes are modern—empowerment of women, the graying of America, growing interest in Native American ways.