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3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Dorothy Savage Joseph, Athabascan Indian, was born in Holy Cross, Alaska. Dorothy is married to Angus Joseph of Beaver, Alaska and they have three children as well as two daughters in-law and three grandchildren. Dorothy's hobbies are reading, basket making, Karaoke singing, sewing, knitting, cooking for family weekend dinners, learning to play the guitar and she loves to ...more
Published by D.S. Joseph (first published May 2nd 2014)
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Laura Avellaneda-Cruz
Jan 18, 2012 Laura Avellaneda-Cruz rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. That doesn't mean it's a great work of literature or memoir and amazingly written. It means that it's a wonderful little book, though, and I loved reading it. It was like sitting across the table from a kind elder with a great memory and hearing her vividly detailed stories of subsistence and life in a mission village. I loved her excitement and earnestness as she described every detail of fishcamp, berry picking, food preservation, winter, and more. I love that it's a ...more
Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz
Jan 28, 2012 Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz rated it really liked it
The author Dorothy chronicles the seasons and years of her childhood on through to
adulthood around the theme of family and the activities her family did.

Dorothy shares her memories going away to fishcamp for the summer and returning home
for the winter. The chores and work she grew up doing would make any urbanite Alaskan
understand a reality where hard work is essential to survive. What's best is that all through
her book she shares the neat little english phrases that are unique to the ways rural
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