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Walter Akpik, Sr., Interview 6
Walter Akpik, Sr.

Walter Akpik, Sr. (Utik) was interviewed on May 20, 1983 by Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale and Kathy Itta Demientieff (now Ahgeak) at the site of Anauliġiaq on the Meade River near Atqasuk, Alaska for the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project. Walter mostly spoke in Iñupiaq and Kathy was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. The group traveled by snowmachine to Anauliġiaq so that Walter could be at the place while discussing its history and uses. In this interview, Walter talks about the history of Anauliġiaq, the houses and people who lived there, and how people have used the area for hunting, fishing and trapping. (IHLC Tape #00080)

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1) The houses at Anauliġiaq and the people who lived there.

2) Other things he saw at Anauliġiaq.

3) Other activities in the area.

4) Resources harvested from the area.

5) The Isiquarraaġvik area and the ways people use it.

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Section 1: Anauliġiaq\ Akpik, Walter\ houses\ drums\ houses - frames\ house - Nashaknik, Henry\ Nasagnik\ Nayak\ house - Patkotak\ Patkotak, Steve\ Nungasak, Ben\ Nuŋasuk\ Nungasak, Olive\ Wainwright\ Iruaqluq\ Sigvaluk\ Nanauk\ fish - quantity\ fish - sound\ fish - movement\ Inuġruaq\ Qivrauna\ Leavitt, Alfred\ Barrow\ travel\ Kuvana|

Section 2: drums\ personal belongings\ racks - drying|

Section 3: camping\ lake|

Section 4: fishing\ trapping\ hunting\ fish\ caribou\ ground squirrels\ ptarmigan\ traps - metal\ whitefish\ netting\ fish - preparation\ cache - ice\ storage - food\ dogs - food\ sleds - use\ fish - distribution\ Barrow\ Barter Island\ Wainwright|

Section 5: allotments\ Akpik, Walter\ fishing - ling cod\ fishing - seasonal\ land use - past\ land use - present\ Barrow\ hunting - caribou\ Titaluk\ fishing - grayling\ Atqasuk|