In order to complete today’s story we return to travelling the seas around the High Arctic...and in telling the first half of the story we were introduced to a sea captain and his parrot, we examined the destruction of a tribal village by United States Marines—and we learned that “tricing up
” someone is not some kind of weird dating ritual.
The story has already raised questions of race and culture; and as we move forward it’s going to encompass whaling, an incredible rescue, and more personal trials and tribulations—not to mention the Brewery Worker’s Union—and if all that wasn’t enough, we’ll even bring in a few thousand reindeer to round the whole thing out.
So put on your caribou fur, clean up your sled runners--and let’s head north to Alaska, before
the rush is on.
Those of you who were with us last time will recall that we are telling an epic tale
of 19th Century Alaska...and for those of you who were not, let’s bring you up to date:
Captain Mike “Hell-Roaring” Healy, possibly the most influentia