Apostle of Alaska: Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla SIGNED Hardcover 1909 John Arctander - Anglican Missionary - Native Americans


Title: The Apostle of Alaska: The Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla

Author: John W. Arctander, LL.D.

Description: Inscribed by Arctander on the ffep. First Edition. Tan cloth boards pictorially stamped in black and red with image of totem pole. General soiling to boards; dark stains at lower left side and foot of spine; date lightly inscribed below author's name on spine (and in pencil on half-title page). Pages show a few soiled spots, but is generally clean. 48 photographs on 33 plates, including frontispiece portrait of Duncan with tissue guard; foldout map of southeastern Alaska. 395, plus [4] pp. ads. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Wickersham 1479.

The story of William Duncan (1832-1918), an English-born Anglican missionary who founded the Tsimshian Christian communities of Metlakatla, British Columbia and at Metlakatla, Alaska. The author, John William Arctander (1849-1920), was born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1871. He practiced law in Minneapolis and Willmar, Minnesota, before moving to Seattle around 1912. The Arctander Township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, is named for him. He was the author of a two novels, this biography, and translated Ibsen's play "The Master Builder" into English.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Place: New York
Year: 1909

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: Alaskana, history, missionaries, Metlakahtla, Alaska, British Columibia, Tsimshian, Lax Kw'alaams, Port Simpson, Indians, First Nation, Native Americans, Arthur Wellington Clah, Paul Legaic, Anglican missionaries, biography,

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