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Nina Nayukok and Mattie Tunik, Part 1
Nina Nayukok, Mattie Tunik

Nina Nayukok (Aŋŋiaġruk) and her daughter, Mattie Tunik (Qavviayaaq), were interviewed on January 23, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at Nina's home in Ataqasuk, Alaska to review what Nina said in a previous interview on March 13, 1982 and how it was written up in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project final report. Maye Panigeo was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. In this first part of a two part interview, Nina and Mattie review the biographical section in the report, and talk about traveling, hunting, fishing and trapping in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers and Teshekpuk Lake area. They both share their memories of the area. Nina also talks about her and her husband's family background, going to the trade fair at Niġliq, and ice fishing in the Ikpikpak area. (IHLC Tape #00060)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-13

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project
Date of Interview: Jan 23, 1983
Narrator(s): Nina Nayukok, Mattie Tunik
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
People Present: Maye Panigeo
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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1) Living and trapping in the Tasiqpak area.

2) Mattie's memories of the area.

3) Amaġuaq and his wife, Natchiġuna.

4) Teddy Nayukok's family.

5) Nina Nayukok's family.

6) End of the trade fair at Niġliq.

7) Ice fishing in the Ikpikpak area.

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Section 1: Nayukok, Nina\ birthplace - Barrow\ travel - eastward\ Meade River\ Tasiqpak Lake\ marriage - 1920\ family\ trapping\ Iksuġvik\ Imaġruaq\ Shugluk, Peter\ Mayuaġruaq\ travel - duration\ travel - dog team\ family - Nayukok, Teddy\ Amaġuaq\ Natchiġuna|

Section 2: Tunik, Mattie\ fishing\ Amaġuaq\ travel|

Section 3: Kingeeveok - mother\ Iḷaavaq - father\ parents - Nunamiut\ inland\ Suġauŋaluk\ Anaktuvuk\ Barrow\ Natchiġuna\ Nuvuk\ Nanmak\ Point Hope\ Amaġuaq\ trapping\ hunting\ camping\ education\ land - knowledge oŋ\ Nanmak - journey\ ships\ travel -foot\ travel - Point Hope to Barrow|

Section 4: Nayukok, Teddy\ Amaġuaq\ Nanmak\ Shugluk, Peter\ Aaŋa\ Natchiġuna\ Kisautak\ marriage\ family|

Section 5: Nayukok, Nina\ Kavayaaq\ Point Hope\ Avigan\ Barrow\ adoption\ Kimialuk\ Koñik\ family - size\ Utuana|

Section 6: Kivaliñiq\ Niġliq\ trade - stopping of\ trade - commodities\ trade - seasonality\ whaling\ seal pokes\ maktak\ trade - inland|

Section 7: ice fishing - season\ netting\ fish - migration\ nets\ fishhooks\ fish - grayling\ ice fishing - fall\ ice fishing - process\ ice scoop\ sinker\ ice scoop - baleen\ fishline - baleen\ ivory\ lure - feathers\ fishhook - metal\ fishhook - bone\ fishing - jigging\ fishline - sinew|