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Lloyd and Amelia DeWilde, Part 2
Lloyd and Amelia DeWilde

This is the continuation of an interview with Lloyd and Amelia DeWilde on April 15, 1999 by Mike Spindler at their cabin on Billy Hawk Creek, forty miles northwest of Huslia, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. In this second part of a three part interview, the DeWildes talk about living a subsistence based lifestyle in a remote cabin. They discuss the challenges of getting enough food and supplies, dealing with the weather, and maintaining their health. They also talk about hunting, trapping, fishing, berry picking, and gardening in order to sustain themselves.

The interview was edited and produced by Mike Spindler.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2001-06-02/03_PT.2

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Apr 15, 1999
Narrator(s): Lloyd DeWilde, Amelia DeWilde
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Snowshoe hares (3:16)

2) Pike and whitefish (4:46)

3) Salmon (3:02)

4) Nearly ran out of food (4:06)

5) Weather (4:42)

6) Wildland fire and revegetation (4:34)

7) Wildland fire affects wildlife (3:30)

8) Berries (3:49)

9) Floods (2:36)

10) Gardens (3:22)

11) Freighting supplies (4:40)

12) Health while living out at camp (4:23)

13) Parasite illness (3:33)

14) Lifestyle, from poor to rich (3:33)

15) Nomadic lifestyle, life at camp (5:07)

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