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Steven Attla, Interview 2, Part 4
Steven Attla, Sr.

This is the continuation of an interview with Steven Attla, Sr. on May 13, 1997 and August 4, 1997 by Mike Spindler in Huslia, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. In this fourth part of a four part interview, Steven talks about hunting bears, moose, geese, and muskrats, and shares traditional "woodsman" stories. 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 99-01_01/02

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: May 13, 1997
Narrator(s): Steven Attla, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Dog named "Prince" (8:19)

2) Fish Creek bear story (6:05)

3) Shot too many moose (5:56)

4) Finding bear dens (5:47)

5) Miners bear story (3:44)

6) Geese (third installment) (3:09)

7) Muskrat hunting (2:47)

8) Robert Attla's woodsman encounter (6:36) 

9) Woodsman not always a male (8:06)

10) Woodsman stole a baby (4:04)

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