The author spent nearly ten years recording the petroglyphs at Cape Alitak on the southern end of Kodiak Island, Alaska. This book presents some of his sketches, photographs, and findings resulting from this effort.
The author, who is native to the state of Alaska, spent most of his formative years in varied settings of various cultures in the western hemisphere. Living in the Vancouver area during his teen years established his interest in marine biology, which he then proceeded to study at the University of Victoria. After his formal education was completed, he had the opportunity to work with Y'upik people in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. Later, through his work at a salmon cannery at the south end of Kodiak Island, he came into contact with the Alutiiq people. "This placed him directly on the aboriginal lands of the Alutiiq people and their ancestors -- the creators of the Cape Alitak petroglyphs.