written by Jeff Kunkel, with assistance from Irene Anderson and the Sitnasuak Elders
Sitnasuak Native Corporation
Nome, Alaska, 2002
from the book,
What happens when three Scandinavian gold miners are guided to a deposit of arctic gold by two Inupiat boys from a nearby village?
from the book:
“The Three Lucky Swedes left Alaska as rich men…and remain compelling characters who capture the imagination of anyone who identifies with the pioneer history of the Seward Peninsula – land acquisition, settlement, culture and wealth building. It is a story of luck, grit, dominance, and gain.
The Two Eskimos Boys are still talked about today, a hundred years after their deaths. They remain compelling characters who capture the imagination of anyone who identifies with native history on the Seward Peninsula – the loss of an ancient, ingenious culture in the face of an unprecedented immigration of settlers and pioneer culture. It is a story of dislocation, accommodation, and loss….”