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Mary and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr. and Faye Nusunginya, Part 1
Mary and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr., Faye Nusunginya

Mary (Amayun) and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr. (Aaluk) and Faye Nusunginya (Kimmialuk) were interviewed on January 20, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at the Edwardsen's home in Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiaġvik) to review what they said in a previous interview on March 12, 1982 and how it was written up in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project final report. Mary and Charlie also were the Iñupiaq language translators for Faye. In this first part of a two part interview, Mary and Charlie review their biographical sections in the report, and all three talk about their respective family's genealogical information, and their travels and experiences in the Chipp-Ikpikpak area. (IHLC Tape #00068)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-07

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project
Date of Interview: Jan 20, 1983
Narrator(s): Faye Nusunginya, Charlie Edwardsen, Sr., Mary Edwardsen
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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1) Corrections to the biographical statements read from the report.

2) Charlie's genealogical information.

3) The Edwardsen family's trading post.

4) Mary's genealogical information.

5) Mary's memories of the North Slope during her childhood.

6) Faye Nusunginya's genealogical information as reviewed by Mary and Charlie.

7) Faye's travels up the Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers as reviewed by Mary and Charlie.

8) Review of the report sections with Faye and Iñupiaq translation by Mary.

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Section 1: camp - Chipp 1\ camp - Chipp 2\ camp - Chipp 10\ Amaġuaq\ Natchiġuna - wife|

Section 2: parents\ Asiaŋŋataq\ Brower, Sr., Charles\ Natchiġuna\ mother - Iñuraq, Dora\ father - Edwardsen, Antone\ Barrow\ Shishmaref\ Ahsoak\ Taalak\ Ugiaġnaq\ Nasuayaq\ Point Hope\ Iñuraq|

Section 3: Iñuraq, Dora\ Edwardsen, Sr., Charlie\ Beechey Point\ Barrow\ Point Lay\ travel - coastal\ seasonal movement\ boat - tug\ Browers\ Asiaŋŋataq\ Puhruk, Mary\ Ahmaquanan\ adoption\ Beechey Point\ siblings\ Edwardsen, Eddie\ Jenny|

Section 4: Edwardsen, Mary\ birthdate - 11-2-1924\ Barrow\ Nusunginya, Ned - father\ Nusunginya, Faye - mother\ siblings\ Saganna, Susie\ Kuliuk\ Keogak, Michael\ Añakpaluq, Hannah\ Egasak, Max\ Aġvitchiaq, Ella\ Sielak, Ruth - aunt\ Cape Lisburne\ adoption\ herding\ whaling\ trapping\ hunting\ pokes\ trade\ Kivaliñaat\ Niġliq\ married - 10-23-1942|

Section 5: travel\ caribou\ hunting - ugruk\ work - Nusunginya, Ned\ work - seasonal\ school - attendance\ travel - subsistence\ knowledge - of land\ Ikpikpuk River\ fishing - Qiugaq\ change - river\ fishing - Edwardsen, Sr., Charlie\ herding\ fishing - falltime|

Section 6: Nusunginya, Faye\ Keogak, Michael\ Edwardsen, Sr., Charlie\ Lisburne\ Noatak\ travel\ Akpiks\ adoption - Carrie\ Ikusik, Amos\ Kayḷupuk, Jimmy\ reindeer - herding\ Cape Beaufort|

Section 7: family - Iktuk\ family - Tukle\ Toovak\ Anaġi\ Tukle, Richard\ Koraqtuq\ water - running|

Section 8: Nusunginya, Faye\ adoption\ Keogak, Michael\ Edwardsen, Sr., Charlie\ travel - childhood\ Meade River\ Pulayaaq\ Nusunginya, Ned\ Aviulaavik\ Ikpikpuk River\ Edwardsen, Mary\ fishing\ hunting\ subsistence - lifestyle\ caribou|