Caribou rising: defending the Porcupine herd, Gwich-'in culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Publisher:
Sierra Club Books,
Pub. Date:
[2004]
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
The eloquent voice of Rick Bass has been raised often in celebration and defense of America's wilderness and wildlife. In Caribou Rising , Bass journeys to one of the sole remaining landscapes on Earth where the wild is entirely untrammeled--Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where great caribou herds gather, calve, and migrate, and where the ancient bond between animals and human hunters still informs daily life. As the Bush administration was pressuring Congress to open the Refuge to oil drilling, Bass traveled to Arctic Village to join the native Gwich-'in in their annual caribou hunt. He wanted to witness and report on what we all stand to lose if that comes to pass. Caribou Rising details Bass's time hunting as well as talking with the Gwich-'in and their leaders, and offers his reflections on the profound differences between that culture and our own, and on the ancient physical and spiritual connection between the Gwich-'in and the caribou. Those who read this extraordinary testament to the Refuge, the caribou, and the Gwich-'in will come to appreciate the interconnectedness of all three, and cannot help but be inspired to make a stand in their defense.
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9781578051144
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