FROM THE ARCHIVE

Alaska Native author most popular in state

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2002

Velma Wallis, a member of the Gwich'in Tribe, has become Alaska's most popular living author.

Sales of Wallis' book "Two Old Women" have surpassed one million copies, with most support coming internationally. The book has sold a quarter million in the United States.

Wallis has a new book out about her childhood and life called "Raising Ourselves."

Get the Story:
Sales of 'Two Old Women' break million-copy mark (The Anchorage Daily News 10/30)

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Books by Velma Wallis:
Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River (US$13.97)
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival (US$8.80)
Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun: An Athabaskan Legend from Alaska River (US$10.36)