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Wayne Howell worked for the National Park Service and was present during an interview with George Ramos in 2002 in Yakutat for the Wrangell-St. Elias Project Jukebox.
|Interview Title||Abstract||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Date of Interview|
|L'uknax.a'di Gathering, Part 1||
This gathering of the L'uknax.a'di Clan was organized and presented by Lorraine Adams on September 18, 1999 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Yakutat, Alaska. It was the first comprehensive gathering of the Gunaxoo Kwaan in recent memory, and served to update people on the Dry Bay Project Jukebox, and educate them about clan history and genealogy. In this first part of the two part recording of the gathering, participants speak about the search for and identification of old village sites, the designation and management of historic sites, and the genealogy of Dry Bay Chief George, the last chief of Gus'eix.
|2001-10-09_PT.1||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||Sep 18, 1999|
|Interview Title||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Abstract|
|Sally Edwards and Lorraine Adams, Interview 2||2001-10-07_PT.2||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Lorraine Adams and Sally Edwards were interviewed on October 5, 1998 by Wayne Howell, Caroline Elder, and Rose Adams at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yakutat, Alaska. In this second of two interviews, Sally and Lorraine discuss the genealogy and lineage of the Dry Bay and Lituya Bay people. Together, they describe what sparked their interest in genealogy, the process of naming one's children after ancestors, and the importance of knowing one's genealogy and cultural heritage.
|Sally Edwards and Lorraine Adams, Interview 1||2001-10-08||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Sally Edwards and Lorraine Adams were interviewed on January 15, 1998 by Wayne Howell and Mary Ann Porter at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yakutat, Alaska. In this first of two interviews, Sally recalls the dramatic impact of the 1958 earthquake in Dry Bay. (A separate account of the earthquake can also be found on Tape 2 of the Dry Bay Field Trip interviews.) Sally also tells of better times at Dry Bay, including a visit by the moose named "Connie Francis" (see slideshow), mysterious stories of disappearing animals, and the variety of ways in which food was prepared. Lorraine Adams describes the dangerous conditions at the mouth of the Alsek River and the location of abandoned tribal houses in the Dry Bay area.
|Vince Johnson||2001-10-01||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Vince Johnson was interviewed on January 15, 1998 by Wayne Howell at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yakutat, Alaska. In this interview, Vince talks about fishing in the Dry Bay area, his travels throughout Southeast Alaska, and an arduous winter journey he endured, on foot, from the Alsek River to Yakutat. This interview is not available on-line. To access this recordiung, please contact the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Oral History Program at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library (Email Robyn Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 907-474-6773.)
|Sally Edwards||2001-10-05||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Sally Edwards was interviewed by Wayne Howell on January 15, 1998 at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yakutat, Alaska. In this interview, Sally talks about the custom of families helping each other out by adopting children when necessary, potlatches held in tribal halls, growing up a "tomboy," and the impact of stores moving into Yakutat.
|Lorraine and Bert Adams, Sr.||2001-10-06||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Lorraine and Bert Adams, Sr. were interviewed on November 17, 1998 by Wayne Howell at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yakutat, Alaska. In this interview, Bert talks about fishing and traveling during his childhood with his father. He also provides a descriptive account of the search and discovery of the village of Gus'eix. Lorraine recalls her own childhood and the history and stories that were passed down to her from her relatives. Bert, who writes under the pen names of Kadashan and Naats'keek (his Tlingit names), provided this project with five samples of his work that can be found in the Stories section.
|Fred White||2001-10-03||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Fred White was interviewed on March 31 and April 4, 2001 by Wayne Howell in Juneau, Alaska. In this interview, Fred talks about growing up in Dry Bay, being raised by his grandparents, and his experiences commercial fishing. He also talks about growing up speaking Tlingit, the importance of speaking and writing his Native language, and cultural protocols surrounding clans and naming.
|Field Trip to Dry Bay, Part 2||2001-10-02_PT.2||Dry Bay Project Jukebox||
Sally Edwards was interviewed on May 4, 1998 by Wayne Howell and Mary Ann Porter in Harold Robbins' cabin at Dry Bay, Alaska. This is the second interview of the field trip where members of the Gunaxoo Kwaan traveled from Yakutat to Dry Bay with National Park Service employees to search for lost village sites and record recollections of life at Dry Bay. In this interview, Sally remembers the devastating earthquake of 1958, intriguing bear encounters, and later discusses genealogy and lineage with Lorraine Adams.
As a Person Present at Interview
|Interview Title||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Abstract||People Present|
|George Ramos, Part 1||2002-07_PT.1||Wrangell-St.Elias National Park||
George Ramos was interviewed by Bill Schneider and Wayne Howell on February 2, 2002 in Yakutat, Alaska. George was not feeling well when we did the recording and this is detectable in his voice, but he adds valuable perspective on Tlingit history. He is very careful with his information and pays close attention to details. In this first part of a two part interview, George talks about some of the history of the clan in the Yakutat area and his own personal history.
|George Ramos, Part 2||2002-07_PT.1||Wrangell-St.Elias National Park||
This is a continuation of the interview with George Ramos by Bill Schneider and Wayne Howell on February 2, 2002 in Yakutat, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, George talks about seagull egg collecting, seal hunting, and passing on Tlingit knowledge and language to the younger generation. Click here to view a video of George showing hand signals he uses for different animals.