ANAN CREEK- Stream of Living Water - Roll On! Discovering The Wild Stikine River
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"...Bonnie Demerjian gives the reader an amazingly comprehensive look at a river whose colorful history is as appealing as its wilderness shores. Demerjian's use of language brings out her passion for the Stikine, and through words and images the reader comes to experience the rich and vivid tapestry of the place..."
Roll On! Discovering The Wild Stikine River - Alaska History Review by Kaylene Johnson, Wasilla, Alaska

ANAN - Stream of Living Water
What could be simpler than a wooded stream rippling through an unassuming valley? True, it attracts bears, brown and black, with an abundance of salmon. Other creatures, too, gravitate to its waters and banks to feast on the leavings of bears, decayed carcasses of spawned-out fish. Humans are among those attracted to the stream, Native people from past millennia and today’s visitors.

The creek is located on the northern shore of the Cleveland Peninsula, an arm of the Southeast Alaska’s mainland, positioned south of Wrangell and north of Ketchikan. Anan’s story begins with a clash of titans as tectonic movement led the North American and Pacific plates, slowly but inexorably over 500 million years, in a grinding, elephantine dance. Blocks of the earth’s crust, some originating at the equator or further, moved northward and east.

Roll On! Discovering The Wild Stikine River
Petroglyphs of undetermined age dot the tide line along a sandy beach. Ancient spirals, fish forms and staring eyes pecked into wave-smoothed boulders look northward across the water to the broad sandy delta of the Stikine River. These rock carvings are mute testimony to the enduring attraction of an immense watercourse that drains a land overflowing with history and natural beauty.

The Stikine River empties into the salt water of Southeast Alaska’s panhandle, a strip of American soil ten to 150 miles in width that stretches over five hundred miles north from Ketchikan. The river rises in the interior highlands of northern British Columbia and journeys nearly four hundred untamed miles before spilling into the ocean near the island community of Wrangell. The greater part of this transboundary river, billed as the fastest free-flowing navigable river in North America, lies in Canada. Its final thirty-odd miles traverse United States territory.


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