Travel Tales From Wales, Alaska
My passion for the history of Indigenous Peoples has been an enduring one, a fascination that was only further ignited on my recent trip to Wales, Alaska. Situated on the shores of the Bering Sea, this Eskimo village is not just another picturesque settlement; it holds a significant place in the annals of history as the westernmost point in the Continental U.S. When you stand at the edge of Wales, you are standing at what many believe to be the first point of contact for ancient tribes that migrated across the Bering Land Bridge around 10,000 years ago. One can only imagine the challenges, the determination, and the stories that evolved from such a monumental migration.
During my stay, I had the privilege of sharing stories from my books with the eager children at the local school. Their eyes widened with curiosity as they listened to tales that possibly echoed the histories of their own ancestors. The warmth and inquisitiveness they displayed reminded me of the importance of passing down stories and histories through generations.
While in Wales, I also dedicated a considerable amount of time to research. My upcoming book aims to delve deeper into the migration patterns of Indigenous People, tracing their journey from the frigid terrains of Siberia, across the bridge to Alaska, and further south into the United States. The threads of history connecting these migrations are intricate and vast. The more I learned, the more I realized the vastness of the stories yet to be told.
This experience in Wales also made me reflect on the rich history of the Indigenous population back home in Arizona. Every community, every tribe, and every individual has a unique story that contributes to the broader tapestry of America's Indigenous history. It's a testament to the resilience, adaptability, and rich cultural heritage of these communities, and I am ever curious to uncover more about their remarkable journeys.
ABOUT RANDY PERSSON
Randy has been called a “Renaissance Man” by his many friends. He has been writing since an early age and was an editor of his college’s literary magazine and a co-editor of his law school’s International Law Journal.
There is no adventure too small or too large for him--- from catching minnows in a tin can in a cold Minnesota creek to dodging Sea Dogs while water skiing on the Caspian Sea in Iran.
~Please enjoy his books and let the adventure begin
Recording The Mystery of Nature series for the blind. Audio readings are available
The Mystery of Nature series was accepted into the Author’s Library in the
Ambassade Hotel, Amsterdam.
The exclusive library contains signed first editions from authors around the world.
Book signing at the Payson Book Fair for the release of
The Mystery of the Grand Canyon and Climate Change