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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program


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Willow leaves and bark are used for traditional medicine by Alaska Native people throughout the state.

Listen to Joseph Uyaquq Lomack, Yup'ik from Akiachak, Alaska, speak in Yup'ik about the use of willow as traditional medicine. Or read the English transcript (ORAL HISTORY 2004-07-44).

Listen to Dr. Walter Johnson talk about the use of willow bark as a catheter by a health aide in Kwiguk, Alaska. Or read the transcript (ORAL HISTORY 2004-17-06, Part 1).

Listen to Mary Hobson, Dena'ina Athabascan from Nondalton, Alaska, talk about pussy willows. Or read the transcript (ORAL HISTORY 98-27-22, Side B).