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Wolf Smeller (Alaskana Series No 41)

Wolf Smeller: A Biography of John Fredson, Native Alaskan - Clara MacKenzie Here is a full story of an Alaska native leader, John Fredson, of whom I had never heard until reading Hudson Stuck's books. John Fredson didn't live that long ago, but life has changed immensely since his early years. The last part of the book has a great primer on the Indian Reorganization Act, which, while an important part of Alaskan governmental organization, was something I had never seen explained. In wolf Smeller, Clara MacKenzie takes you through the development of the act to its implementation. I had always heard that Venetie was different, but I didn't know that was because it had 1.4 million acres of land reserved for hunting and fishing for its people.