Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Henry Jackson, Sr.

Interview Information: 

Henry Jackson Sr. was interviewed on February 27, 2002 by Bill Schneider, Hazel Apok, and Eileen Devinney in Kiana, Alaska. In this interview, Henry talks about growing up around Kiana and traveling by dog team, caring for and feeding a dog team, and the region's dog team mail carriers. He also provides some history of the Squirrel River area and of Kiana, and shares his observations about changes he has seen in the environment and with animals. Henry also discusses living a traditional subsistence lifestyle, as well as working for a living, including in mining, longshoring, and as a heavy equipment operator.