Alaska Safe In God's Arms

Alaska in the 1960’s was truly the Last Frontier. It had recently achieved statehood as the 49th U.S. state on January 3, 1959, about two years before I arrived with my husband, an Alaskan Aleut. The population at the time was mostly native Alaskans of different tribes such as Eskimo, Aleut, Tlingit, Alaskan Athabaskans and others. In the village where I lived the natives were part Aleut, Russian, Irish and Swede. The village in 1960 was a small, close-knit community of about 60 people. They were all related to each other in some way. When I lived there I was the only white person from the lower 48th in the village.

These are entries from a diary I kept in a spiral-bound notebook. They are an account of my day-to-day life as a young married woman living in Alaska. I hope you see the hand of God working in my life, and the many times He was present, miraculously protecting me and delivering me from harm, both physically and spiritually.

I promised my sister, before she died of cancer, that I would write this book about my life and adventures in Alaska.

--Joyce Tucker