Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska

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Author: Hudson Stuck
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,253 / 350 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.2
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 745
Added to site: 2007.10.13
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This volume deals with a series of journeys taken with a dog team over the winter trails in the interior of Alaska. The title might have claimed fourteen or fifteen thousand miles instead of ten, for the book was projected and the title adopted some years ago, and the journeys have continued. But ten thousand is a good round titular number, and is none the worse for being well within the mark.

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may hold for the interior of Alaska, the author is convinced that its population will derive very largely from the present native stocks, and this alone would justify any efforts to prevent further inroads upon their health and vitality.

April, 1916.


CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

PREFACE vii

I. FAIRBANKS TO THE CHANDALAR THROUGH CIRCLE CITY AND FORT YUKON 3

II. CHANDALAR VILLAGE TO BETTLES, COLDFOOT, AND THE KOYUKUK 34

III. BETTLES TO THE PACIFIC--THE ALATNA, KOBUK PORTAGE, KOBUK VILLAGE, KOTZEBUE SOUND 63

IV. THE SEWARD PENINSULA--CANDLE CREEK, COUNCIL, AND NOME 102

V. NOME TO FAIRBANKS--NORTON SOUND--THE KALTAG PORTAGE--NULATO--UP THE YUKON TO TANANA 125

VI. THE "FIRST ICE"--AN AUTUMN ADVENTURE ON THE KOYUKUK 157

VII. THE KOYUKUK TO THE YUKON AND TO TANANA--CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AT SAINT JOHN'S-IN-THE-WILDERNESS 188

VIII. UP THE YUKON TO RAMPART AND ACROSS COUNTRY T

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