Art and Eskimo Power
The Life and Times of Alaskan Howard Rock
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.
Art and Eskimo Power is simply the best nonfiction biography ever to come out of Alaska.
—Ann Chandonnet, Anchorage Times