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Raymond Hudson

Ray Hudson

Ray Hudson lived in Unalaska, Alaska from 1964 until 1991. He has lived in Middlebury, Vermont since 1992. Ray was an art and history teacher in Unalaska. He is an artist, historian, musician, and author. He encouraged interest in the Unangan form of basketweaving and became one of the foremost weavers of Unangan baskets. He has helped document the history of Unalaska and Aleut culture in writing such books as Moments Rightly Placed: An Aleutian Memoir, and Family After All: Alaska's Jesse Lee Home, Unalaska, 1889-1925. He is the recipient of the National Education Association’s Leo Reano Award for his work with First Americans, and in 1990 the Alaska State Council on the Arts recognized Hudson’s efforts on behalf of the arts in the Aleutians by presenting him with the Governor’s Award for the Arts. He is an adopted member of the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska and a member of the Unalaska History Preservation Commission.

Raymond Hudson appears in the following new Jukebox projects: