In a Far Country
by John Taliaferro
This is the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder and the remarkable reindeer rescue of 1898. In a Far Country tells the story of an extraordinary missionary, Tom Lopp and seven native Eskimo herders who drove four hundred reindeer over seven hundred untracked miles to save some ice-imprisioned whalers. It also narrates the personal odyssey of Tom and Ellen Lopp and their commitment to the natives of the North and the rugged but happy life they built for themselves amid a treeless tundra at the tip of the world.