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Lands of Ice and Mice : An Alternate History of Thule
A timeline with a medieval divergence, set in the Arctic parts of the northern hemisphere and focusing mostly on native cultures of the North American Arctic, written by DValdron and DirtyCommie. You can read the timeline here. Alternatively, you can read it more easily with the help of the chapter guide available below.
Premise and POD
The timeline concerns alternate advancements (mainly agricultural) among various Alaskan and Paleoasiatic peoples, primarily the historical Thule culture of early Inuits, triggered by ATL contact with the proto-agricultural Dena'ina hunter-gatherer culture from more southern latitudes of OTL Canada. It also covers how these native cultures, already advanced, but even more diversified thanks to the ATL developments, act once they come into contact with Europeans and Asians.
A Brief Introduction to the Lands of Ice and Mice
#2: The Point of Divergence - 717 Common Era (Part 1)
#3: The Point of Divergence - 717 Common Era (Part 2)
#4: Tanapok aka Alpine Sweetvetch (Hedysarum Alpinum)
#5: Spring Beauty/Eskimo Potato (Claytonia Tuberosa)
#7: Culture is a moving target...
#9: The Arctic Is A Harsh Landscape (Part 1)
#10: The Arctic Is A Harsh Landscape (Part 2)
#11: The Arctic Is A Harsh Landscape (Part 3)
#12: The Three Lesser Gifts - Secondary Cultivation in the Thule First Agricultural Period
#13: Almost One of the Big Three - First of the Secondary Domesticates
#14: The Upside Down Bounty - Sweetvetch's Opposite
#15: The Gift From the Shorelines
#16: The Unsocial Gift - Thief Under the Soil
#19: Meat and Muscle - Caribou Domestication
#19: The Big Shaggy - Domestication of the Musk Ox
#20: Ptarmigan - Small Domesticate, Big Impact
#22: Arctic Hare (Lepus Arcticus) - From Vermin to Livestock
#24: Verminators - Thule Semi-domesticates
#25: Traders of the North Pole
#29: The Sixth Button - The Origins of the Thule Bronze Age
#35: Interaction Between the Thule Culture and the Tlingit (proposed by eschaton, declared canon by DValdron)
#36: The Thule So Far... (timeline recap from 2000 BC to 1450 AD)
#37: A Survey of Key Thule Domesticates (brief domesticated species recap)
#38: The History of Metalworking Among the Thule Culture
#39: Greenland Before the Norse Interchange
#40: Greenland 1431 CE, Just Before the Norse Eastern Settlement
#41: Greenland Vignette (Part 1)
#42: Greenland Vignette (Part 2)
#43: When Worlds Met - A Reconstructed Survey of the Norse Interchange
#44: Thule Agriculture in Greenland
#45: Thule Animal Husbandry in Greenland
#47: The Testament of Grandfather
#51: Legacies - The Story of the Norse in Greenland
#53: Can We Get There Over the Winter Sea Ice ?
#54: Are You Still With Me So Far ?
#55: The Thule Archipelago Subculture (Part 1)
#56: The Thule Archipelago Subculture (Part 2)
#57: Some Leftover Islands....
#59: Architecture and Megalithic Works
#60: 1450 to 1580 Demographics of the Thule 'Mature' Era
#61: The Emergence of Thule States
#65: Iceland, Western Shore, 1515 year of our Lord
#69: Roseroot and the Norse/Thule Interchange
#70: The Sea Harvest in the Midst of the Thule Revolutions
#71: The Sea Harvest - Beluga Whales
#73: Sea Harvest - Bowhead Whales
#74: Seals and Thule Sea Harvests
#77: I am the Walrus, Literacy and Domestication among the Thule, Part One
#78: I am the Walrus, Literacy and Domestication among the Thule, Part Two
#79: I am the Walrus, Literacy and Domestication among the Thule, Part Three
#80: I am the Walrus, Literacy and Domestication among the Thule, Part Four
#82: The Emergence of Siberian Agriculture
#83: The Initial Impact of Agriculture
#86: Warfare and the Siberian Thule
#88: On Roseroot, East Coast Thule and Iceland
#89: Aleut and the Stellar's Sea Cow
#90: Information about the Stellar's Sea Cow
#96: The Age of Arctic Discovery
#97: Trade in the Hudson Bay Region
#99: The Thule Trilogy of Diseases
#102: Winter 1611 (Part Three)
#103: The Medicine Wars, and the Empire of the North Pole
#104: On the Cusp - a Survey of the Thule, circa 1600
#105: The Thule World, circa 1610
#106: Thule 1600 - The Coppermine Empire
#107: Thule 1600 - The Muskox Herders
#108: Thule 1600 - Baffin Island
#111: Thule 1600 - The Sea Thule
#114: Thule 1600 - Thule/Tlingit
#116: Thule 1600 - The Husdon Bay Empire
#117: The Thule in British Columbia
#119: The Rise and Fall of the Sea Settlements...
#120: Development of Thule/Japanese Trade
#121: Background on East Asia during the Early 1600's
#122: The Development of Japanese Sendou
#123: Disease Transmission in the Thule Lands
TL-related media and trivia
Maps - Maps of the alternate political geography of this timeline. Includes a nice glossary of place names.
Domesticated crops and animals - The keys to this unusual story about an alternate Arctic.
Artworks and illustrations - Visual media other than maps that offer glimpses into the intriguing world of this timeline.
Lands of Ice and Mice won the "Best New Medieval Timeline" category at the 2012 Turtledove Awards.