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Author: Jamie S Bryson
ISBN13: 978-0882403687
Title: The War Canoe
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Language: English
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Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books; First Edition edition (March 1, 1990)
Pages: 180

The War Canoe by Jamie S Bryson

Patrice said: This novel takes place in Wrangell, Alaska. The main character is Mickey Church, a 17 year old. It is the perfect read for any preteen or young teenager who is at the crossroads of adolescence – or any adult who is looking for a little common ground.

It is the perfect read for any preteen or young teenager who is at the crossroads of adolescence – or any adult who is looking for a little common ground.

17 year-old Mickey Church, a Tlingit Indian didn't see anything special about his hometown. Perched on an island in Southeast Alaska, the small town of Wrangell was shabby, wet, and isolated. Mickey spent his time acting out, lighting up, and practicing his unstudied air of casual defiance. But when Dr. Bernet, the skinny, tenor-voiced new teacher gave his first history lecture, something inside Mickey shifted.

Born in San Francisco and raised in San Diego, Bryson has been a journalist, flight instructor, commercial floatplane pilot and a blue-water sailor. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Alaska (1981). He worked at the San Diego Union for 12 years before moving to Southeast Alaska in 1970. From 1983 to 1988 Bryson and his wife and the youngest of his seven children sailed around the world from Alaska to Alaska in his 30-foot sailboat.

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17 year-old Mickey Church, a Tlingit Indian didn’t see anything special about his hometown. Those old stories about the Tlingit people, the early Russian settlers, and American explorers began to resonate with the rootless orphan.

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In the February 1869, Kake War the USS Saginaw destroyed three deserted villages and two forts near present-day Kake. Prior to the conflict, two white trappers were killed by the Kake in retribution for the death of two Kake departing Sitka village in canoe. Sitka was the site of a standoff between the Army and Tlingit due to the army demanding the surrender of chief Colchika who was involved in an altercation in Fort Sitka. The War Canoe, Jamie S Bryson. History of Alaska: 1730-1885, Hubert Howe Bancroft, 1886, pages 614-6. Journal of the West, Lorrin L. Morrison, Carroll Spear Morrison, 1965, page 310.

Mickey, a young Tlingit Indian who is a troublemaker in his small Alaska town, discovers his proud heritage with the help of several interested adults and builds a traditional war canoe to honor his discovery.
Reviews: 4
This book was an enjoyable read. Though there were a few cultural slip-ups, the book is still a fine coming-of-age book with all of the elements therein. I found the author's cast of characters diverse and representative of the Alaskan eclectic population. References to John Muir's 1879 exhibition to Wrangell was a great starting point to wrap one's head around the time-line of how fast the Tlingit people's world collapsed under the weight of exposure to contact with whites. The book is entertaining and offers a moral and ode to one's cultural traditions.
This book starts off very slow and doesn't really hit the point till the seventh chapter. However the story line from there on is pretty good and gets you wondering about the Tlingits of Alaska and their ways. One last thing that amazed me was how realistic to every day, ordinary kind of person reactions and conflicts and basically the wole era of the story was. Overall I think this book would have been five stars if Bryson had hit the point earlier and skipped the seven chapters of introduction in the begining.
Y'eil, not Jelch. For a guy who supposedly lives among the Tlingit and has so much respect for them and their history, he can't even get their most important diety correct.

From language, to simplified beliefs and dialogue he just missed with regard to the culture that is all around him in Wrangell - this miss came across as naive, disrespectful, patronizing, shallow, and insincere (at best).

I am Tlingit from just 90 miles south of Wrangell, and I bought this book with the hope of having my daughter read it. Boy am I glad I read it first. A nice story with an attempt to be respectful. It is clear, however, that the author did not know how to do so.

So many better books to read than to waste you time with this one.
This book is just God-awful. I'm reading it at this moment, and nearly finished with it. All I can say about it is Jamie S. Bryson did a really poor job forming the dramatic stage he set out to create. I felt very little attachment to the characters, especially Mickey Church who has the mood swing of a thirteen year old girl, which is really just Bryson's way of trying to create drama. The book attempts to sum up a what could have been great drama in 163 pages. Don't buy this book, skip it and go straight to Two Old Women or something.