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Marie Henzie

Marie Henzie

Marie Henzie is a Koyukon Athabascan elder from Allakaket, Alaska. She was born in 1933 to Frances Ned and Walter Koyukok, After her parents died when she was a child, Marie was raised by her mother's parents, Lilly and Ned Ned. Marie is married to Moses Henzie, and they have a son, Moses Jr., and a daughter Catherine Marie, adopted from Catherine and Stephen Attla in Huslia and several grandchildren. Marie was raised in a household that emphasized traditional skills such as sewing and making things from local materials. Today, she continues to practice the skin sewing, beading, parka making, snowshoe making, tanning, etc. that she learned from her family.

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