Dr Lydia Black documents

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  • Alaskan author, researcher Lydia Black dies at age 81
  • Article published on Monday, March 12th, 2007, By SCOTT CHRISTIANSEN, Kodiak Daily Mirror

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    1. Alaska author, researcher Lydia Black dies
      The Associated Press, Published: March 13, 2007

      Anthropologist, author Lydia Black dies at 81
      Web posted March 13, 2007, The Associated Press

    2. Zöe Pierson, Lydia’s daughter is interviewed.

      Broadcast on Alaska Public Radio, evening statewide news 13 March 2007. Available as mp3 file.

      Anthropologist Lydia Black Dead at 81
      Casey Kelly, KMXT

      KODIAK, AK (2007-03-13) Anthropologist Lydia Black, author of many books on Alaska Native culture and Alaska history, died Monday morning of liver failure at her home in Kodiak. She was 81. © Copyright 2007, apti

      [audio src="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/apti/local-apti-572852.mp3" /]

    3. Alaska author, research Lydia Black dies
      [No video or audio], Associated Press (at KTVA), Article Last Updated: 03/13/2007 12:43:37 PM AKDT

    4. Mar 12, 11:16 PM EDT
      Fairbanks Daily Miner (derived from Kodiak Daily Mirror AP story)
      Alaska author, research Lydia Black dies

      Lydia Black, 81; anthropologist who wrote books on Alaska
      From LA Times Staff and Wire Reports
      March 14, 2007

      Lydia T. Black, 81, an anthropologist who wrote several books on Alaska native culture and history, died Monday in Kodiak, Alaska. A cause of death had not been determined, but she had been suffering from liver failure, said one of her daughters, Zoe Pierson.

      Black was born in Kiev in the former Soviet Union on Dec. 16, 1925, and came to the U.S. in 1950. She studied at Northeastern University and Brandeis University in the Boston area before receiving her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. She became a professor of anthropology in 1973 at Providence College in Rhode Island and began teaching at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1984.

      Black traveled in southwest Alaska throughout her career to research the culture and traditions of the region, specializing in the native people of the Aleutian Islands and the Kodiak Archipelago.

      Black translated many firsthand accounts of native cultures written during the Russian colonial period in Alaska.

      After retiring from the university in 1998, she continued to edit and write in Kodiak, where she helped translate and catalog the Russian archives of St. Herman Theological Seminary.

      One of her best-known books, “Aleut Art” (1982) is a collection of documented art made by natives of the Aleutian Islands.


    6. The audio news story and partial transcript mentioned above [(18:29:54) ] and referred to here Anthropologist Lydia T. Black (1925-2007) – http://www.northernwaterways.com/blog/?p=63, is available from the Kodiak public radio station, KMXT. It is a well done story.

      Anthropologist Lydia Black Dies At Age 81
      * Length: 00:03:53

      Black Authored Many Books On Culture and History Of Southwest Alaska
      13 March 2007, Casey Kelly/KMXT

      Anthropologist Lydia Black, author of many books on Alaska Native culture and Alaska history, died Monday morning of liver failure at her home in Kodiak. She was 81. […]

      mp3 file available

    7. “Alaska author, research Lydia Black dies, The Associated Press”
      Kodiak Daily Mirror article reproduced at Alaska Journal of Commerce

    8. Pat Petrivelli and her mother Alice Petrivelli wrote this Tribute to Dr. Lydia T. Black for the March 2007 Aleut Corp. newsletter

      Dr. Lydia T. Black has been a respected friend to the Aleut people since her first visit to Alaska. Her connection to Aleut people began when she translated the records kept by various Russian clergy and officials, providing access to the written history of the relationships between Aleuts and Russians.

      She went on to research all aspects of Aleut history and culture. Her depth of commitment to the Aleut people was evident in the many areas in which she was involved:

      * She testified when the Aleuts fought to regain their rights to hunt sea otters.

      * Among her many publications is a book entitled “Aleut Art” that catalogs ancient cultural artifacts, making them accessible to current and future generations.

      * At the request of Patrick Pletnikoff and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, she gathered documents used for the hearings on the WWII relocations of Aleuts to Southeast Alaska.

      * She responded to many requests for genealogy research, tracing family lines through church records. Dr. Black made many friends in the villages that she visited while conducting her research activities. Above all, she respected the Aleut people and their culture; this respect was mutual. [… http://www.aleutcorp.com/newsletter/march2007/lydiablack.htm]

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    9. “Anthropologist Dr. Lydia Black Dies at 81
      By Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director”

    10. (Published May 20, 2008)

      JUNEAU, Alaska — A new book matches oral histories and historic accounts to document battles between the Russians and Tlingits in the early 19th century. Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Lydia Black edited “Russians in Tlingit America, the Battles of Sitka 1802 and 1804.”

      The Dauenhauers compared the recordings to eyewitness accounts by Russians translated into English by Black, who worked on the book until her death in 2007. The book is available through the Sealaska Heritage Institute.


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    11. APRN.org has a more complete review

      New book chronicles the run up to the battle for Sitka

      Two of Southeast Alaska’s leading cultural historians have published a new book about the battle for Sitka. The book documents the eventsleading up to the battles of 1802 and 1804, which took place at sites now known as “Old Sitka” and Sitka National Historical Park. The little-understood episode was last major conflict between North American Natives and a colonizing European power.

      Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

    12. Tlingit history wins book award
      Anchorage Daily News – Anchorage,AK,USA
      But the Dauenhauers’ remarkable book, a collaboration with the late Russian history scholar Lydia Black, is the first full-length scholarly treatment of the …

      Book on Tlingit battle wins national award – Juneau Empire
      … American Book Awards was “Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká: Russians in Tlingit America, The Battles of Sitka 1802 and 1804” – a book by Juneau residents Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer and the late Lydia Black, of Fairbanks. …

      KCAW – Public Radio in Sitka, Alaska – Local News
      As KCAW’s Robert Woolsey reports, the Dauenhauers, along with their co-editor, the late Lydia Black, have compiled what is likely the most diverse examination to-date of the struggle for control of Southeast Alaska: …

    13. Here is a review of the book by an historian, Mitch WilliamsonINDIAN WAR IN RUSSIAN AMERICA