The Apostle of Alaska: The Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla


Read by Phil Schempf

(4.5 stars; 2 reviews)

This is this story of William Duncan, an English missionary, who established a colony among the Tsimshian people of the Pacific Northwest. He worked there from 1856 until his death in 1918 at the age of 86. - Summary by Fritz (10 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Introduction 5:18 Read by Phil Schempf
The Call Of the Lord 6:13 Read by Phil Schempf
The Boy the Father of the Man 13:01 Read by Phil Schempf
"Speak Lord, Thy Servant Heareth" 7:04 Read by Phil Schempf
A New Mission Field 11:27 Read by Phil Schempf
Aboard the Man-of-War 5:22 Read by Phil Schempf
The Inside Passage 13:56 Read by Phil Schempf
At the Fort 17:21 Read by Phil Schempf
The Tsimsheans 8:36 Read by Phil Schempf
Mode of Living 10:54 Read by Phil Schempf
Peculiar Customs 21:34 Read by Phil Schempf
The Totems and Clubs 17:24 Read by Phil Schempf
The Medicine-Men 16:02 Read by Phil Schempf
The Religion of the Tsimsheans 11:46 Read by Phil Schempf
The Son of the Heavenly Chief 14:17 Read by Phil Schempf
Traimshum, the Tsimshean Devil 2:56 Read by Phil Schempf
Behind the Walls 5:58 Read by Phil Schempf
The First Message 14:10 Read by Phil Schempf
The Devil Abroad 11:56 Read by Phil Schempf
First Fruits 23:38 Read by Phil Schempf
A Christian Village 11:27 Read by Phil Schempf
Legaic 12:44 Read by Phil Schempf
Onward and Upward 19:27 Read by Phil Schempf
Temporal Advancement 17:55 Read by Phil Schempf
Interesting Incidents 20:30 Read by Phil Schempf
How Mr. Duncan Became a Judge 7:44 Read by Phil Schempf
From Judge Duncan's Docket 23:43 Read by Phil Schempf
Back in Old England 17:57 Read by Phil Schempf
Home Again 16:07 Read by Phil Schempf
Notable Visitors 25:43 Read by Phil Schempf
Trouble Brewing 19:21 Read by Phil Schempf
The Rupture 11:19 Read by Phil Schempf
The Serpent 19:45 Read by Phil Schempf
The Last Blow 13:02 Read by Phil Schempf
The New Home 19:15 Read by Phil Schempf
The Pioneers 11:47 Read by Phil Schempf
A Day at Metlakahtla 11:44 Read by Phil Schempf
Leaves from Mr. Duncan's Diary 11:43 Read by Phil Schempf
Some Metlakahtla History 34:51 Read by Phil Schempf
Flotsam and Jetsam 29:26 Read by Phil Schempf
The Metlakahtla Industries 15:17 Read by Phil Schempf
The "Christian Church" 20:37 Read by Phil Schempf
The Grand Old Man 12:31 Read by Phil Schempf

Reviews

Great narration, interesting and educational book

(4 stars)

if you're interested in Alaskan native cultures or missionary work you will enjoy this book. from a contemporary perspective, it can be hard to appreciate because at times Duncan's methods were imperialistic and it will rankle anyone sensitive to the topic of colonialism vs. cultural issues. but it's still worth reading and the book has sparked my interest in tsimshian culture.

(5 stars)

This is an amazing story about an amazing man who serves an amazing God.