A Dream in Polar Fog by Yuri Rytkheu

This title is part of BHA's Jim Posewitz Digital Library: Required Reading for Conservationists


Written by Indigenous writer Yuri Rytkheu, A Dream in Polar Fog tells the story of a white man who through unfortunate circumstance finds himself forced to live among the Chukotka Native people of coastal Russia. Accepted by their people, he eventually learns their culture and ways of life.

Alongside this is the story of a people whose entire existence is tied to the natural world – an existence exceedingly rare in today’s Western society.

An incredible book, A Dream in Polar Fog forces you to examine your relationship with the land and gives a different perspective on what it means to be a steward.

-JACOB MANNIX, BHA Alaska Chapter Coordinator


Purchase A Dream in Polar Fog on Amazon Smile, and register Backcountry Hunters & Anglers as your preferred nonprofit to give back to your wild public lands, waters and wildlife. 

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