Art and Eskimo Power is simply the best nonfiction biography ever to
come out of Alaska.—Ann Chandonnet, Anchorage Times
The shaman predicted that Howard Rock would become a great man.
He was born in 1911 in a sod igloo in Point Hope, where the people
had hunted whales and lived off the land for centuries. Howard
became an accomplished artist and crusading newspaper editor. He
helped defend his people from a controversial Atomic Energy Commission proposal to excavate
a harbor near the village with an above-ground atomic blast. Then he founded the Tundra
Times and helped Alaska’s Native people press their aboriginal land claims before Congress.