George Wilson, Sr. narrates a tour of his yard around his house in Igiugig, Alaska, 1995.
George Wilson, Sr. was born in 1937 in Levelock, Alaska to Clarence Wilson, who came to Alaska from Nebraska in 1919, and his second wife, Sassa Clark. George was was born and raised in Levelock and moved to Igiugig in 1976 with his second wife, Anne, whom he married in 1966. George attended school through the eighth grade and quit high school to go trapping on the Branch River. He has been a successful subsistence hunter, fisherman and trapper in the Igiugig area, including around Kukaklek and Nonvianuk lakes, and has been using a snowmachine since 1966 and an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) since 1977 for trapping, hunting, and traveling. George started working in the fish canneries in Bristol Bay when he was a teenager, and then in 1958 started commercial fishing for the Nakeen company in the summertime to help support his family. He bought his first independent boat in 1967. George still has family in Levelock and spends part of the year down there getting ready for fishing.