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Wassillie Evan and John Phillip, Part 2
Wassillie Evan, John Phillip

This is the continuation of an interview with Wassillie Evan and John Phillip on November 19, 2004 by William Schneider, Karen Brewster, Louann Rank, and Shawna Williams along with 7th grade students Leanne Jackson and Nels Jasper at the Akiak School Library in Akiak, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Wassillie and John talk about traditionally used places and place names, travel and trails, and trapping. Wassillie and John also talk about the origin of their Yup'ik names, and John talks about the use of fish traps. Wassillie is most comfortable speaking Yup'ik, so he speaks in Yup'ik throughout much of the interview and John translates his comments into English.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2004-07-23_PT.2

Project: Akiak Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Nov 19, 2004
Narrator(s): Wassillie Evan, John Phillip
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Karen Brewster, Louann Rank, Shawna Williams
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Funding Partners:
U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education, Yupiit School District
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1) Wassillie Evan speaks in Yup'ik about places, travel routes, and trapping.

2) Wassillie Evan speaks in Yup’ik about his Yup’ik name and John Phillip talks about fish traps.

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Section 1: forbidden places -- story of\ map -- referring to\ step father -- primarily teachings of trapping and hunting\ trails -- differences of\ Akiak\ Tuluksak\ (Yup’ik)\ lakes -- referring to map\ (Yup’ik)\ lake -- story of\ (Yup’ik)\ little mountain -- map reference\ travel -- routes\ trail -- traveling of\ trap-line -- map location\ trapping -- type of animals\ location -- specific to trail\ camp -- referring to map|

Section 2: (Yup’ik)\ name -- origins of\ Evan, Wassillie -- Yup’ik name\ (Yupik)\ Phillip, John -- Yup’ik name\ fish trapping -- seasonal\ fish trapping -- process of\ fish traps -- types of\ fish trap -- size of\ fishing season -- length of\ winter -- fish die off\ spring -- spawning\ fish traps -- placement of|