"This book is a pleasure to read and offers a profound insight into the lives and living histories of the people of Nelson Island."
"The latest in a long and extremely rich and valuable series under anthropologist Fienup-Riordan's editorship but created by the Yup'ik themselves. . . . As a volume in one of the truly great ethnographic projects of all time, it deserves full respect. Summing Up: Highly recommended.:."
-Choice, February 2012
"Their stories cover the breadth of historical, cultural, and personal experiences living on Qaluyaat, each memory tied to a place with a meaningful name. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers in a variety of disciplines, but particularly so for the Qaluyaarmiut themselves . . ."
-Ross Coen, H-Net, December 2011