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His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Thus, Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings.

A courageous and inspiring man, Huntington hunts wolves, fights bears, survives close calls too numerous to mention, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer.

©2002 Jimmy Huntington Foundation and Lawrence Elliott (P)2018 Tantor

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  • shane
  • 24-06-2019

A legacy indeed

He actually pronounced 90% of the Alaskan words correctly. Great book with a great legacy!!

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  • Katherine Hostetler
  • 05-08-2020

A fantastic story

The story is great.
Unfortunately, the reader does not know how to pronounce Alaskan geography, which in my mind, significantly takes away from the performance. It also lacks the emotion and cadence that I would expect from an Alaskan elder (having been performed in first person), but the story was phenomenal.

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