In a far country : the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder, and the remarkable reindeer rescue of 1898
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At the heart of the rescue expedition lies another, in some ways more compelling, journey. In a Far Country is the personal odyssey of Tom and his wife Ellen Lopp-- their commitment to the natives and the rugged but happy life they built for themselves amid a treeless tundra at the top of the world. The Lopps pulled through on grit and wits, on humility and humor, on trust and love, and by the grace of God. Their accomplishment would surely have received broader acclaim had it not been eclipsed by two simultaneous events: the Spanish- American War and the Alaska gold rush. The United States and its territories were transformed abruptly and irrevocably by these fits of expansionist fever, and despite the thoughtful, determined guidance of the Lopps, the natives of the North were soon overwhelmed by a force mightier than the fiercest Arctic winter: the twentieth century.
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Lopp, William Thomas,
Lopp, Ellen Louise Kittredge, -- 1868-1947.
Overland Relief Expedition -- (1897-1898)
Whaling ships -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century.
Reindeer -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century.
Missionaries -- Alaska -- Prince of Wales, Cape -- Biography.
Eskimos -- Alaska -- Prince of Wales, Cape -- History -- 19th century.
Barrow, Point (Alaska) -- History -- 19th century.
Prince of Wales, Cape (Alaska) -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :PublicAffairs,2006
x, 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -386) and index.