Emily Ivanof Brown on Native American Authors

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Emily Ivanof Brown
, 1904-1982


Emily Brown was born in Unalakleet, Alaska in 1904 and died in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1982. She obtained a provisional teaching certificate and became a grade school teacher and an advocate of bilingual education. She later received two B.A. degrees from the University of Alaska. Her master’s thesis from University ofAlaska was published as a book, Grandfather of Unalakleer in 1974, later published as “The Roots of Ticasuk: an Eskimo Woman’s Family Story. She is recognized by Alaska Native people as an educator and writer of articles about Eskimo cultures and education. Emily’s native name, “Ticasuk” means: “Where the four winds gather their treasures from all parts of the world . . . the greatest of which is knowledge.”


Online resources by or about Emily Ivanof Brown:

Emily Ticasuk Ivanoff Brown
Author: Emily Ticasuk Ivanoff Brown Elementary School
Type: gensource
Description: This is a biography of Brown from the web site for the elementary school named after the author.

URL: http://www.northstar.k12.ak.us/schools/tic/emily.html

Books by Emily Ivanof Brown:

Brown, Emily Ivanof. Tales of Ticasuk : Eskimo legends & stories
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 1987.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0912006242

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