Emily Ivanoff Brown

Emily Ivanoff Brown
Emily Ivanoff Brown

Emily Brown was born in Unalakleet, Alaska in 1904 and died in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1982. She obtained a provisional teaching certificate and became a grade school teacher and an advocate of bilingual education. She later received two B.A. degrees from the University of Alaska. Her master's thesis from University of Alaska was published as a book, Grandfather of Unalakleet in 1974, later published as "The Roots of Ticasuk: an Eskimo Woman's Family Story. She is recognized by Alaska Native people as an educator and writer of articles about Eskimo cultures and education. Emily's native name, "Ticasuk" means: "Where the four winds gather their treasures from all parts of the world . . . the greatest of which is knowledge."

UA Site named after Emily Ivanoff Brown:

Brown Learning Center

Emily Ivanoff Brown is also mentioned in this article:

Forward of "Tales of Ticasuk"


Emily Ivanoff Brown Library blog