Furs and Frontiers in the Far North: The Contest among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade
A comprehensive history of the native and maritime fur trade in the Bering Strait region to 1899 in which Russians, British, Americans, and fifty native nations competed and cooperated, causing massive change.
"A fascinating blend of human history, natural history, and tricky seamanship."
--John Rousmaniere, yachting historian and author
John Bockstoce presents vivid images from four decades of sailing, researching, and trekking in the Arctic. His photographs convey a passion for the stark solitude of land, sky, water, and ice, and an admiration for the Arctic's inhabitants and their fragile human presence in the Far North.