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Arnold Brower, Sr., Interview 2, Part 1
Arnold Brower, Sr.

Arnold Brower, Sr. (Tiġitquuraq) was interviewed on January 21, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at his home in Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiaġvik) to review what he said in a previous interview on March 11, 1982 and how it was written up in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project final report. In this first part of a two part interview, Arnold talks about historic sites in the area, an epidemic that killed much of the inland Nunamiut population, and learning from old-timers Amaġuaq and Ahsoak. He also reviews his biographical section in the report. Arnold's wife, Emily, is also present during the interview and sometimes provides comments from the background. (IHLC Tape #00074)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-03

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jan 21, 1983
Narrator(s): Arnold Brower, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
People Present: Emily Brower
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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Sections

1) Site identifications.

2) The epidemic that killed the Nunamiut.

3) Old-timer, Amaġuaq.

4) Ahsoak and the site named for him.

5) Reviewing Arnold's biographical statement from the report.

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Section 1: Uġvik - landmark\ Iksuġvik\ travel - Barter path\ camp - fishing\ contests - athletic\ characteristic - dry\ contests - marking\ Leavitt, Daniel\ Tom, Noy\ Sakeagak, Joshua\ Leavitt, Jonah\ campsite - Pausan\ Cape Halkett\ site - prehistoric\ site - historic\ Chipp 9\ sites - respect\ sites - artifacts\ Nasuŋuluk\ site - resources\ site - village\ site - selecting\ epidemic - nomadic\ Eskimo\ caribou - migration|

Section 2: Brower, Charles\ Nunamiut\ death\ sites - settlement\ artifacts - sinkers\ site - (EB2) settlement\ houses - sod\ Tupaaġruk|

Section 3: children\ Nayukok, Teddy\ Anairuk\ Nayukok, Nina\ Atqasuk\ Tunik, Mattie\ Pausan\ Edwardsen, Charlie\ Brower, Arnold\ reindeer\ Nuvuk\ Utqiaġvik\ Natchiġuna\ settlement - Cape Halkett\ settlement - Qalvik\ Leavitt, Jonah\ Leavitt, Alfred\ Leavitt, Adam\ site\ caribou - artifacts\ qargi|

Section 4: Ahsoak - man\ Alaqtaq\ Ahsoak - site\ children - sons\ Blueberry Hill\ Pausan\ Chipp 9\ grave\ characteristic - sandstone\ same - trees\ Ikpikpak River\ landmark\ sand|

Section 5: Brower, Arnold\ Amaġuaq - relationship\ correction - Point Barrow to Nuvuk\ sites - cellar\ trapline\ Alaqtaq\ Barrow\ landmarks\ Pitch Lake\ Anutik\ oil - seeps\ Nungasak, Ben\ Navy - World War II\ Cape Simpson\ Navy - scout\ resources - subsistence\ resources - damage\ pollution - Chipp River\ pollution - oil\ change - post-World War II\ dynamite\ cache - oil drums\ seismic testing|