Photographs taken during Tony Sam's interview and historic images related to his life
Tony Sam, Sr. is one of the Huslia's leading older men, and the patriarch of a large family. Born in 1929, Tony's parents, Little Sammy and Big Sophie Sam, both now deceased, are important figures in the recent history of the area. Tony is married to Emily, who is Lee and Eliza Simon's daughter and originally from Allakaket. He is well known for his skills playing the fiddle and the guitar and was known to play at funerals, potlatches, for holidays, and other special occasions.