AN EXCITING ALASKAN ADVENTURE BY NEW AUTHOR HAL GRANUM FOR YOUNG READERS AND EDUCATORS.
History can be exciting if you are THERE. Relive history as Carl and the eagle help save and preserve the ancient Unangan culture of the Aleutian Islands. Join Carl, a 12, year old boy living in Unalaska, Alaska, as he is caught in a severe storm and washed up on a small deserted island and is saved by Altug. Carl comes face to face with his ancestors and discovers he is a Unangan like the very first people to come to the islands, centuries before. Altug tells him stories about his ancestors and their struggle to survive the harsh environment of the islands and about the exploitation of otters and seals, for their fur, that ripped apart the Unangan culture. Altug inspires Carl to help unite the culture of the ancient world with his world today, and Carl is eager to tell people about his adventure.
The Great Eagle Spirit imparts a respect for history and a love of one’s ancestry. Learn why people on the Aleutian Islands came to be known as Aleuts and why these same people want to be known as Unangan today. Find out how the Unangan first arrived on the islands thousands of years ago and how they lived. Experience the ripping apart of the Unangan culture at the hands of traders who forced them to hunt the otter for their fur.
A GREAT READ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.