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Walter Akpik, Sr., Interview 18
Walter Akpik, Sr.

Walter Akpik, Sr. (Utik) was interviewed on June 25, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at the site of Imñauġaugruk on the Meade River near Atqasuk, Alaska for the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project. Walter mostly spoke in Iñupiaq and his son, Joe Akpik, was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. The group traveled by boat to Imñauġaugruk so that Walter could be at the place while discussing its history and uses. In this interview, Walter talks about the history of Imñauġaugruk, people who have used the area, and traveling, trapping, fishing and hunting in the area. (IHLC Tape #00092)

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1) Traveling to Imñauġaugruk.

2) Joe Akpik adds to what Walter discussed in the previous section.

3) The history of Imñauġaugruk's use.

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Section 1: Imñauġaugruk\ travel - rest stop\ travel - fishing\ site - traps\ site - lamp\ Namniq - residence|

Section 2: Imñauġaugruk\ Piqsaġniq\ trapping - Browers\ Brower, Tom\ Brower, David\ Brower, Robert\ Brower, Dora\ Brower, Mattie\ travel - river\ subsistence\ hunting - caribou\ fishing\ Saaŋiaq\ Namniq\ artifacts\ caribou|

Section 3: Saniġaq\ Siġvan|