The Arctic Brotherhood (Paperback)

The Story of Alaska-Yukon's Most Influential Order

By Ashley Bowman

Lynn Canal Publishing, 9780945284123, 184pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2014

List Price: 14.95*
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The Arctic Brotherhood, a fraternal order that emerged from the Klondike Gold Rush, established itself in 1899 in the boomtowns of Skagway, Bennett, Atlin, and Dawson City and then spread into the Alaska Interior and all the way to Nome.

In this captivating history by Ashley Bowman, a descendant of an Arctic Brother, we learn all the quirks of this order and how its camp members influenced the Alaska Home Rule movement before the Brotherhood quickly faded away in the 1920's. A few A.B. Halls still stand in the North, including ornate structures in Skagway and Dawson, a testament to the order and its motto: "No Boundary Line Here.