Project Jukebox

Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program


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The leaves, seeds, bark and sap of birch trees are used by people across Alaska for medicinal and food purposes.

Listen to Howard Luke, Dene Athabascan from Fairbanks, Alaska talk about making tea from birch seeds. Or read the transcript (ORAL HISTORY 96-35, Part 1).

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