Killisnoo, Juneau, and Sitka. Articles dealt with early mission history, native churches, the seasons and geography of Alaska, and, occasionally, native life. Thwing also published a few pieces of native student writing. The monthly was illustrated by line drawings.
The first four issues were published at Fort Wrangell, but the issues for June and October, 1894, and January, 1895, were printed at Brooklyn, New York, by Thwing's brother Eugene, during and following Thwing's visit to the East. It then returned to Fort Wrangell. The Northern Light was published regularly through October, 1895. How long it continued is uncertain. It apparently absorbed The North Star* in 1898 and was published as late as 1901. 3 Like many such publications, it says perhaps more about the missionaries than about their converts and students.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady; NUC; ULS
Title and Title Changes: The Northern Light ( 1893-1901)
Volume and Issue Data: The Northern Light (No. 1, July, 1893--No. 10, October, 1895)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Clarence Thwing, Fort Wrangell, Alaska ( 1893- 1894); Brooklyn, New York ( 1894); Fort Wrangell, Alaska ( 1894-1895)
Editor: Clarence Thwing ( 1893-1895)