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John Smelcer is an Ahtna (Alaskan Athabaskan) author and language revitalization advocate, several of whose books are
recommended on our website.
Books by John Smelcer
Smelcer is a prolific writer with more than 40 books to his name, but here are some of our favorites:
Beautiful Words: The Complete Ahtna Poems:
Bilingual collection of Ahtna and English poetry by John Smelcer.
The Trap Lone Wolves Edge of Nowhere:
Three good adventure novels by Athna author John Smelcer.
The Great Death:
Historical fiction novel by John Smelcer about a 1918 epidemic in Native Alaska.
Alaskan: Stories from the Great Land:
Good book of short stories by John Smelcer.
In the Shadows of Mountains The Raven and the Totem:
Two books of Native Alaskan mythology and oral history compiled by John Smelcer.
The Indian Prophet Without Reservation Songs from an Outcast:
Three good books of English-language poetry by John Smelcer.
John Smelcer Resources
Here are some links to online information about John Smelcer:
John Smelcer homepage
Native American Authors: John Smelcer
Wikipedia: John Smelcer
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