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The Tundra Times was a bi-weekly newspaper published in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1962 to 1997.

Tundra Times
TypeBi-weekly newspaper
EditorHoward Rock[1]
Founded1962 (1962)
Ceased publication1997 (1997)
HeadquartersFairbanks, Alaska
OCLC number2712152

The first edition of "The Eskimo-Indian All-Alaska Newspaper" was published on 1 October 1962,[2] and was written by and for Alaska Natives aiming to serve as the "medium to aid (Natives) in their struggle for just determination and settlement of their enormous problems...(and) to keep informed on matters of interest to all Natives of Alaska."[3]

The newspaper's first editor was Howard Uyaġaq Rock (1911–1976), an Inupiat from Point Hope.[4][5] Howard convinced a Fairbanks reporter named Tom Snap to help him out with the first issue.[6]

The Tundra Times ceased publication in 1997,[3] but its photographic archive was acquired by the Tuzzy Consortium Library and is available online.[7]


  1. ^ "Tundra times. (Newspaper, 1962)". 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ "This Day in History". Juneau Empire. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Tundra Times". Tuzzy Consortium Library. 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Howard Uyaġaq Rock". Tundra Times Photograph Project. 2005. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  5. ^ James, Elizabeth (2014). "Howard Rock and the Tundra Times". Lit Site Alaska. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  6. ^ Borneman, Walter R. (2003). Alaska : saga of a bold land (1st ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins. pp. 463–66. ISBN 0-06-050306-8.
  7. ^ "Tundra Times Photograph Project". 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2012.

Further readingEdit

  • Morgan, Lael (1988). Art and Eskimo Power: The Life and Times of Howard Rock. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press. ISBN 0-945397-02-X.