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Sinrock Mary: Mary Antisarlook  -  Related Materials
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Visit the Library for More Information:

Alaska's libraries include audio, visual, and written material about Sinrock Mary, Alaska reindeer herding, and the Nome gold rush. Visit your local library or go online to see what's available in holdings all over the state. Take these simple steps:

  1. Access SLED (State Library Electronic Doorway) at
  2. Click on the listing for ALNCat (the Alaska Library Network Catalog) to view the Basic Search window. Go to the Keyword field, and type in SINROCK MARY, ALASKA REINDEER, or NOME GOLD.

More Reading:

Anchorage School District. Natives in Alaska's History. Anchorage, AK, 2004.

Murphy, Claire R. and Jane Haigh. Gold Rush Women. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1997.

Jackson, Sheldon. Report on the Introduction of Domestic Reindeer into Alaska. Serial publication. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1893-1898.

Ray, Dorothy Jean. The Eskimos of Bering Strait, 1650-1898. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1975.

Ray, Dorothy J. "Sinrock Mary: From Eskimo Wife to Reindeer Queen." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 75 (1984): 98-107.

Smith, Kathleen Lopp, Verbeck Smith, Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp, and William Thomas Lopp. Ice Window: Letters from a Bering Strait Village, 1892-1902. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 2001.

Rinaldo, Peter M. The Great Reindeer Caper: The Missionary and the Miners. Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.: DorPete Press, 1997.


Brooks, Maria. The Reindeer Queen: The Story of Sinrock Mary. VHS. Anchorage, Alaska: KAKM, 1991.

Brooks, Maria, et. al. The Odyssey of Captain Healy. VHS. Waterfront Soundings Productions, 1999.

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