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Walter and Greta Akpik, Interview 2, Part 1
Walter Akpik, Sr., Greta Akpik

Walter (Utik) and Greta (Suvluuraq) Akpik were interviewed on January 22, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at their home in Atqasuk, Alaska to review what they said in a previous interview on March 12, 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, Walter and Greta review their biographical section in the report, and talk about their family backgrounds and growing up in a traditional subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing. Walter also talks about learning to hunt from his grandparents and his experience reindeer herding. (IHLC Tape #00064)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-01

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jan 22, 1983
Narrator(s): Walter Akpik, Sr., Greta Akpik
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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Sections

1) Discussion in Iñupiaq.

2) Reading and talking about sections of the report that are about Greta and Walter.

3) Walter's experience reindeer herding.

4) Greta's early life with her parents.

5) Walter's genealogical information.

6) Walter's grandparents' movement to the Atqasuk area.

7) Greta's genealogical information.

8) How Walter's grandparents taught him to hunt.

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Section 1: Akpik, Walter\ Akpik, Greta|

Section 2: Education - sister\ move - 1977-1978|

Section 3: Akpik, Walter\ reindeer - herding\ reindeer - time spent herding\ sewing - boots|

Section 4: Akpik, Greta\ boat - Arctic\ Payugvik\ travel - inland\ fishing\ travel - father\ travel - seasonal\ Ikpikpuk River\ Kuguyuk, Kenton\ whaling|

Section 5: Akpik, Bob\ Ataġana, Salomi\ Point Hope\ Umiŋluk (Salomi's father)\ Qatiqsiñaaq\ Selawik\ Anugauraq\ Kobuk\ travel - Meade River|

Section 6: Anugauraq\ Qatiqsiñaaq\ Kobuk\ houses - sod\ Payugvik\ Meade River\ Pulayaaq\ hunting - summer\ travel|

Section 7: Aganik\ Toovak, Ethel\ Wainwright\ Toovak, Timothy\ Noatak\ Tukłin\ Utayuk\ Nogasuk, Mary\ Wainwright\ Isuak\ Ikaluk\ Aalaqsruaq\ Tiŋuraq\ residence - movement\ Barrow|

Section 8: Akpik, Walter\ hunting - learning\ Anugauraq\ Qatiqsiñaaq|