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Celia Beetus
Celia Beetus, Joe and Celia Beetus

Celia Beetus was interviewed on March 28, 1996 by Mike Spindler and Orville Huntington in Hughes, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. Celia's husband, Joe, was also present and was interviewed separately. In this interview, Celia talks about living a traditional subsistence lifestyle. She discusses how wood was used, berry picking, making warm clothing out of caribou hide, fishing techniques, and muskrat hunting and uses. She also talks about traditional methods of child rearing, attending school, and traveling through the Koyukon region.

This interview was edited and produced by Clinton Brown.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2004-01-18

Project: Raven's Story
Date of Interview: Mar 28, 1996
Narrator(s): Celia Beetus
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler, Orville Huntington, Jr.
People Present: Joe Beetus
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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1) Wood Uses (3:04)

2) Berries (2:40)

3) Caribou Skin (2:40)

4) Clothing for the Cold (3:16)

5) Fishing Techniques (4:25)

6) Muskrats (5:08)

7) Parent Supervision (2:31)

8) School (2:54)

9) Travel (4:29)

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