Shopping for Porcupineby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
Alaskan nature writer and photographer Seth Kantner says on balance he is glad vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is attracting attention to his home state.
St. Paul, Minn. — Seth Kantner's parents moved to northwestern Alaska from the lower 48. Growing up Kantner learned the subsistence lifestyle, hunting, fishing and gathering to provide for his family.
Kantner burst onto the literary scene with his award-winning novel "Ordinary Wolves," and several national magazines have published his essays and photographs.
Now he has a new essay collection called "Shopping for Porcupine" published by Milkweed Editions.
He told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr in traditional Alaskan culture hunting was the highest calling, as that was how a family ate.
Now he says what he calls the "Cabela's Army" has invaded Alaska and changed the stakes for him.
- All Things Considered, 09/24/2008, 4:49 p.m.