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Janet Collins and Candace Wellman at Auntie’s Books
November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come meet Janet Collins, author of On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell’s Polar Explorations and Legacy, In 1906, Leffingwell helped determine the edge of the Arctic’s continental shelf. With assistance from his Inupiaq neighbors, he pioneered research in ground ice, observed birds, collected wildlife specimens, and surveyed and mapped along Alaska’s northeastern coast.
Also meet Candace Wellman, author of Peace Weavers: Uniting the Salish Coast through Cross-Cultural Marriages, and learn about the peace-weaving alliances that played a crucial role in regional settlement. The four intermarried women she profiles left a lasting legacy in their Puget Sound communities.