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Lindberg Bergman

Lindberg and Lydia Bergman

Lindberg Bergman is an Koyukon Athabascan elder from Allakaket, Alaska. He was born in 1929 and grew up living off the land and learning traditional skills. He is especially known for his boat building. He married his wife, Lydia in 1947, and they had eleven children. Like most Koyukuk River men of his generation, Lindberg worked away from home many summers when his kids were growing up. He worked at the Utopia mine, was an oiler on the dredge at Hog River, was a firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management, and was a maintenance man for the airport runway. Even as he is aging, Lindberg still hunts, fishes, cuts wood, and enjoys traveling by snowmachine and boat.

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