Ethnographer, author and poet Tom Lowenstein to speak Thursday

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Thursday, July 9, 2009, noon
UAA Campus Bookstore

The UAA Campus Bookstore presents poet and ethnographer Tom Lowenstein, speaking about his new book, "Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska: 1826-1909" on Thursday, July 9 at noon.

In the '70s and '80s, Lowenstein recorded traditional narratives and songs at Point Hope and other Inupiaq communities. His research resulted in two books, "Ancient Land, Sacred Whale" and "The Things That Were Said of Them." His latest book, "Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska: 1826-1909," traces the impact of commercial whale hunters, traders and missionaries on Point Hope, the oldest continuously inhabited village in North America. It is published by University of Alaska Press.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and complimentary parking is available. For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782.


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