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Sally Hudson

Sally Hudson

Sally Woods Hudson was a Koyukon Athabascan who was born in 1916 to Annie (Ts'sedla) Pitka and Alfred Lyman Woods in Rampart, Alaska. She grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle and learned to sew traditional clothing and do beadwork from her mother. On January 10, 1931, Sally married Thomas G. Evans in Manley Hot Springs. They raised four children, and had a large extended family with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. When Sally moved to Fairbanks she became involved with the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) that provided help and supportive services to Alaska Natives in the city. Known for her excellent skin sewing skills, Sally helped FNA with their program to sell village arts and crafts; she and Poldine Carlo organized FNA's first craft sale fundraiser in the early 1960s. And she helped organize FNA potlatches. Sally passed away in 2004. For more about Sally Hudson, see a 1985 oral history interview with her that is archived in the Oral History Program, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks (ORAL HISTORY 87-82-18).

Date of Birth:
Apr 14, 1916
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