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Steven Attla, Interview 2, Part 1
Steven Attla

Steven Attla, Sr. was interviewed on April 28, 1995 by Mike Spindler in the studio at KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series. In this first part of a four part interview, Steven talks about his life, hunting and trapping, and traveling by dog team. Steven believed strongly in preserving his culture and language, and passing it on to the younger people in the community. His memory abilities shined when telling stories of growing up in the countryside, making hunting trips, and traveling by dogteam or river boat. While telling stories, Steven would interweave picturesque details with a lesson and good humor.

The interview was edited and produced by Mike Spindler.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 96-19_PT.1

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Apr 28, 1995
Narrator(s): Steven Attla, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler
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Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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1) Biography (1:14)

2) Weather (8:33)

3) Hunting geese (8:07)

4) Favorite lead dog (12:10)

5) Beaver and muskrat (7:11)

6) Trapping and snaring beaver (13:25)

7) Hunting bears in dens (8:22)

8) Bear meat (10:00)

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