Emily Brown was born in Unalakleet, Alaska in 1904 and died in Fairbanks, Alaska in
1982. She obtained a provisional teaching certificate and became a grade school teacher
and an advocate of bilingual education. She later received two B.A. degrees from the
University of Alaska. Her master's thesis from University of Alaska was published
as a book, Grandfather of Unalakleet in 1974, later published as "The Roots of Ticasuk: an Eskimo Woman's Family Story.
She is recognized by Alaska Native people as an educator and writer of articles about
Eskimo cultures and education. Emily's native name, "Ticasuk" means: "Where the four
winds gather their treasures from all parts of the world . . . the greatest of which