We met with Rita Koyukuk, Susie Williams' daughter, in Hughes, Alaska on February 18, 2003. She talks about a picture her daughter, Marilyn Evans, gave her for mother's day of Susie and Rita during the spring carnival in Hughes in the early 80's. She talks about the fancy parkas they were wearing, the spring carnival, and traveling to the carnival by dog team.
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1) Talking about a photo of her mother, Susie Williams, at Spring Carnival in Hughes in the early 1980s
2) Spring Carnival races
3) Travel to Spring Carnival in the 1950s by dogteam before snowmachines
4) Dances in the village hall and names violin players
5) Sharing dog food with visitors' dogteams
6) Fancy parkas and clothing worn to Spring Carnival
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Section 1: photograph\ Williams, Susie\ Spring Carnival\ Hughes\ mother -- memories\ Susie lived next door\ mother -- learning from\ parka\ Oldman, Kitty\ grandmother -- Beetus, Ida\ Nickolai, Maggie\ parka -- made in 1920s\ Williams, Susie -- death|
Section 2: dog race -- April\ spring carnival -- dog race\ dog race -- mens\ dog race -- womens\ snow shoe race\ kids race\ tug-of-war\ Allakaket\ Huslia|
Section 3: 1950's -- no sno-go\ travel -- dog sled\ 2-3 days -- travel to Carnival\ trail -- breaking\ snowshoes\ camp\ cabins\ Huslia|
Section 4: 1940's -- no hall\ cabins\ dance\ room -- lack of\ children play outside\ hall -- current\ music\ violin players\ Bergman, Edward\ Allakaket\ William, William\ Uncle \ mandolin\ guitar -- lack of\ Little Sammy\ Huslia\ Derendoff , Richard|
Section 5: change\ visitors\ dogteams\ dog food -- sharing\ dog team -- race\ dog food -- personal|
Section 6: clothing\ Carnival\ clothing -- fancy\ 1940's -- wore slippers in summertime\ parka -- trim\ trim -- meaning of\ parka\ wolverine skins|