Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Stikine Wild - The Wilderness Years - Second Edition: Raising Our Family In The Canadian/Alaskan Wilderness Kindle Edition by Stefan Jacob (Author)



Dear Beloved Readers,

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey to the very edge of the world, where roads end, and untamed wilderness begins. Welcome to "Stikine Wild - The Wilderness Years - Second Edition," a captivating memoir written by Stefan Jacob and edited by Sheri Kawahara-Fisher.

Imagine a place so remote that the concept of electricity, telephones, and television is merely a distant memory. A place where the nearest supermarket is a daunting 400 miles away, accessible only via rugged dirt and gravel roads. This is the backdrop against which Stefan and Ann Jacob, accompanied by their four-month-old baby, Ariana, set their course.

In the frigid March of 1976, they arrived in the secluded village of Telegraph Creek, BC, nestled near the Alaskan border. Beyond Telegraph Creek, the world gave way to an uncharted expanse where no roads or people existed for hundreds of miles. It was here, in the heart of the Stikine wilderness, that the Jacobs chose to make their home and raise their family.

Their story unfolds in the shadow of a frozen river, where an 8x10 foot abandoned log cabin homestead became their sanctuary. It's a tale of resilience, determination, and the unfaltering spirit of adventure as they learned to generate their own electricity, cultivate vegetables for the community, and contribute to the development of a salmon fishery in the heart of the Stikine River wilderness.

Yet, it is not just a personal adventure; it's a historical chronicle of the tumultuous conflict between Canada and Alaska over the rights to the salmon that spawned in these very waters. Stefan's role in representing the Canadian Stikine River fishermen and the Tahltan Tribal Council during salmon treaty talks ultimately led to a groundbreaking compromise that shaped the Trans-boundary Salmon Treaty.

"Stikine Wild" is a mesmerizing fusion of personal memoir and historical documentation, offering an intimate glimpse into the Jacob family's life in the wilderness while shedding light on the intricate web of politics, ecology, and culture that defined this remote region's history.

As you embark on this literary journey, you'll be transported to a world where nature reigns supreme, and human determination knows no bounds. You'll witness the struggles, triumphs, and unexpected twists that define a family's extraordinary life in the untamed wilderness.

But this is more than just a story; it's an invitation to explore the past, present, and future of a region that has been forever shaped by its people and the relentless flow of the Stikine River.

Are you ready to be captivated by the wilderness years of the Jacobs and the storied history of the Stikine River? Join us in this remarkable adventure.

Order your copy today and step into the heart of "Stikine Wild."


Stikine Wild - The Wilderness Years - Second Edition: Raising Our Family In The Canadian/Alaskan Wilderness Kindle Edition