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Irene Tanape, Interview 1, Sugt'stun
Irene Tanape

Irene Tanape was interviewed on October 3, 1996 by Kilann Moonin Tanape in Nanwalek, Alaska. In this interview, Irene talks about her personal background, masking celebrations, and the traditional and medicinal use of plants. Kilann asks questions in English and Irene speaks in her Native Sugt'stun language. A recording of an unidentified person (perhaps Rhonda Moonin?) translating what Irene said into English is presented as a separate interview.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 97-235-01

Project: Nanwalek and Port Graham
Date of Interview: Oct 3, 1996
Narrator(s): Irene Tanape
Interviewer(s): Kilann Moonin Tanape
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Subsistence Division, Minerals Management Service
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1) Personal history

2) Traditional medicinal plants

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Section 1: Kvasnikoff\ growing up\ married\ children\ work\ cannery\ New York City\ elders\ dancing and masking\ responsibilities\ chores\ siblings\ pretending\ fishing\ playing house\ boats\ Spring\ birds\ playing|

Section 2: medicinal plants\ traditional knowledge of plant use -- cold, infections\ Masking\ holidays\ Suqpiaq Language with music\ Tanape, Joe -- Seal Dance\ costumes\ raingear|