Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway is a book in the Girls of Many Lands series relating to Minuk. It was released in 2002 and available with the doll and separately, but retired with the collection in 2005.


Chapter by Chapter Summary


Chapter One: Spring 1890

Chapter Two: Butterflies

Chapter Three: The Village

Chapter Four: Mr. Hoff

Chapter Five: Summer

Chapter Six: Trading

Chapter Seven: Pockets

Chapter Eight: Questions

Chapter Nine: Lessons

Chapter Ten: Panruk

Chapter Eleven: School

Chapter Twelve: Boots

Chapter Thirteen: Speeches

Chapter Fourteen: Miss Oakes

Chapter Fifteen: Helper Jack

Chapter Sixteen: A Time for Drumming

Chapter Seventeen: Miss Danfort

Chapter Eighteen: Mellgar

Chapter Nineteen: Sickness

Chapter Twenty: Going On

Then and Now: Yup'ik Alaska

Discusses a girl's life in a Yup'ik village. Topics include:

  • Where the Yup'ik Eskimo (Inuit) lived
  • Villages and traditional housing.
  • Alaskan climate and the importance of good clothing.
  • What the Yup'ik people wore.
  • How Yup'ik women made clothing and the importance of sewing to girls.
  • The first European explorers and what they brought with them.
  • Epidemics American and Russian traders and missionaries triggered.
  • Why villages and traditions were abandoned.
  • What the missionaries wanted the Yup'ik to do.
  • Yup'ik children today.
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