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Henry Beatus
Henry Beatus

Henry Beatus was interviewed on July 31, 1997 by Mike Spindler and Orville Huntington in Hughes, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. In this interview, Henry talks about living a traditional subsistence lifestyle based upon hunting, fishing and trapping. He discusses hunting caribou and bears, fishing for pike and using a fishtrap, and trapping muskrat and wolves. He also talks about traveling by riverboat and dogteam, dogteam racing, the effects of flooding, and working in gold mines.

The interview was edited and produced by Clinton Brown.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2004-01-16

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jul 31, 1997
Narrator(s): Henry Beatus
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler, Orville Huntington, Jr.
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Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Beaver (3:14)

2) Boats and Kickers (2:54)

3) Caribou (3:39)

4) Fishtraps (5:19)

5) Pike (3:22)

6) Flooding (3:24)

7) Gold Mining (2:03)

8) Bears (2:32)

9) Hunting Bears (3:04)

10) Racing Dogs (2:32)

11) Sled Dogs (5:24)

12) Trapping with Grandpa (4:00)

13) Muskrat (2:21)

14) Wolves (3:23)

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