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Nick Tanape, Sr., Part 2
Nick Tanape, Sr.

This is the continuation of an interview with Nick Tanape, Sr. on July 21, 1996 with Ron Stanek of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence in Nanwalek, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Nick talks about hunting bears, moose, mountain goats, and seals. He discusses hunting practices, uses of the different parts of the animals, sharing the meat, and teaching young hunters how to hunt and follow cultural protocols.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 97-235-05

Project: Nanwalek and Port Graham
Date of Interview: Jul 21, 1996
Narrator(s): Nick Tanape, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Ron Stanek
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Subsistence Division, Minerals Management Service
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1) Bear hunting

2) Hunting and using bear and moose

3) Hunting mountain goats and moose

4) More about hunting moose and bear

5) Teaching young hunters

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Section 1: early spring\ best meat\ summer -- fishy taste\ fall -- around September\ bear fat -- lard and baking, boots\ cut off, melt down and store\ meat salted or freezer\ give away\ Aunt Juanita\ leave head\ face east for better luck|

Section 2: parts\ heart\ liver\ feet\ guts -- raincoat\ crafts\ Spring -- bear hunting\ Dog Fish Bay\ Seldovia\ Fall -- bear hunting\ English Bay Lake\ moose\ cabin\ meat -- give away \ meat preparation -- sausage|

Section 3: mountain goats\ Dog Fish Bay\ Point Adam\ Fall\ meat -- give away \ Dog Fish Bay\ goats -- village\ salt on beach\ moose -- pack out\ skiffs|

Section 4: moose -- meat\ moose hunting\ permits\ black bear -- few hunt\ young hunters\ hunters -- taught\ tracking\ meat -- give away|

Section 5: marine mammals\ seal\ hunters -- taught\ skiff\ family proud|