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Walter Akpik, Sr., Interview 12
Walter Akpik, Sr.

Walter Akpik, Sr. (Utik) was interviewed on June 16, 1983 by Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale and Kathy Itta Demientieff (now Ahgeak) at the site of Qagluuraq 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 boat to Qagluuraq so that Walter could be at the place while discussing its history and uses. In this interview, Walter talks about the history of Qagluuraq and the people who have used the area. Specifically, he discusses fishing, camping, and caribou hunting. (IHLC Tape #00086)

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1) Levi Griest and his wife camping near Qagluuraq.

2) The deep water at Qagluuraq, and Kathy summarizes what Walter has said so far.

3) Other people who camped in the area.

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Section 1: Griest, Levi\ travel - dog team\ Tikiġluk\ fishing - ling cod\ camping - Qagluuraq\ camping - snowstorm|

Section 2: water - depth\ water - Qaġlu\ Qagluuraq\ fishing - netting\ houses - foundations\ fishing - winter\ subsistence|

Section 3: Aiken, Jimmy\ fishing - jigging\ Atqasuk\ camping - fall\ hunting - caribou\ Qagluuraq - song\ Tunik, Clayborne|