Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow:
A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People
by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Of late, referring to Alaskans as “real people” smacks of a political agenda. But the indigenous people of the North, the Iñupiat, have been “real” for thousands of years. This simple fact resounds in the straightforward voice of Alaska’s native rights advocate William L. Iggiagruk Hensley.
His memoir’s title, Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, refers to the distance between the international date line and the remote place in