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Feature articles by Dr. Arsenio Rey Tejerina

Photo of Dr. Arsenio Rey-Tejerina, UAA     Since January 2003, Dr. Rey has been Professor and Head of the Department of Modern Languages at South Dakota State University. Prior to that he had spent over twenty years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he took an active interest in the 18th century Spanish explorations in the Pacific Northwest.

    Dr. Rey’s research interests are multiple, but his specialization is mystical weltanschauung, such as Miguel de Molinos’, father of quietism and a great influence on the Pietistic movement, particularly the Quakers.

    The articles presented here describe the Spanish explorations in Alaska and some cultural aspects that remain.

Cordova in Alaska
A biography of Spanish captain Luis de Cordova y Cordova, and information on related Spanish expeditions in Alaska. A lecture given at the Cordova Museum in summer of 1990.

Spanish Place Names on the Face of Alaska
The stories behind the Spanish names of 75 places on Prince of Wales Island.
Part 1
Part 2

Place Names in Revillagigedo and Gravina Islands
Exploring the Spanish and Irish heritage of Southeast Alaska through 46 place names.

Cinco de Mayo
Alaskans of Mexican ancestry join in Mexico's celebration of victory over the French Army on May 5, 1862.

Books by Dr. Arsenio Rey-Tejerina:
  • Alaska-Nutka: Colofon del Imperio Espanol (Artes Graficas Villena, 1994) - written in Spanish, with a profusion of notes in English.
  • Tomas de Suria a l'expedicio Malaspina - Alaska 1791 (Generalitat Valenciana) - has a long intro in English and in Catalonian, with the body of the book in Spanish.