Walter Akpik, Sr. (Utik) was interviewed on May 19, 1983 by Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale and Kathy Itta Demientieff (now Ahgeak) at the site of Saŋmaliq on the Meade River near Atqasuk, Alaska for the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project. Walter mostly spoke in Iñupiaq and Kathy was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. The group traveled by snowmachine to Saŋmaliq so that Walter could be at the place while discussing its history and uses. In this interview, Walter talks about the history of Saŋmaliq, tells a traditional story he knows about Saŋmaliq, and sings a song about Itqiuraq. (IHLC Tape #00078)
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Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: May 19, 1983
Narrator(s): Walter Akpik, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale, Katherine Itta Ahgeak
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1) A story he knows about Saŋmaliq.
2) The song of Itqiuraq.
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Section 1: Ahvakana, Lloyd\ Saŋmaliq\ resident - dwarf\ Lake Saŋmaliq\ iñuqulligauraq\ race\ weapon\ skull\ Avaqqan|
Section 2: Akpik, Walter\ composition - song\ trapping\ Itqiuraq\ camping\ Barrow\ travel - dog team\ motion song (sayuun)\ dancing\ Nuisuġnaak (lit. two lookout points)\ Sielak, Willie|