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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Frederick Theodore "Ted" Angasan, Sr.

Ted Angasan, Sr.

Frederick Theodore (Ted) Angasan, Sr. is a Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) elder from South Naknek, Alaska. His parents were Vera and Trefon Angasan, Sr., who was a survivor of the 1912 volcanic eruption of Mt. Katmai after which he and his family fled from their home village of Savonoski to to a location they named New Savonoski, and eventually to South Naknek. Mary Jane Nielsen is Ted's younger sister. Ted grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle where he learned to hunt, fish and trap from his parents and grandparents. Reliance on harvesting of food from the land and waters was a key part of their survival. Ted has continued to be an active subsistence hunter and fisherman throughout his life, and has served his commuity on a variety of boards, including the Alaska Peninsula Corporation, the Naknek Tribal Council, and representing the Bristol Bay Native Association on the board of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program.

Frederick Theodore "Ted" Angasan, Sr. appears in the following new Jukebox projects: