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Hazel Strassburg
Hazel Strassburg

Hazel Strassburg was interviewed on November 26, 2002 by Mike Spindler and Clinton Brown in Galena, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. In this interview, Hazel talks about living off the land according to a traditional subsistence lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and trapping. She discusses hunting bears, caribou, moose, and wolves, trapping beaver, fishing for blackfish and sheefish, berry picking, and gardening. She also talks about the effect of wildfires and floods, dealing with the challenges of hard times and cold weather, and the history of the community of Galena.

The interview was edited and produced by Clinton Brown.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2004-01-05

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Nov 26, 2002
Narrator(s): Hazel Strassburg
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler, Clinton Brown
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Biography (4:19)

2) Bears (3:19)

3) More on Bears (3:21)

4) Berries (3:13)

5) Blackfish (2:33)

6) Caribou (4:04)

7) Cold Weather (5:13)

8) Ducks (2:53)

9) Forest Fires (3:18)

10) Floods (3:05)

11) Gardening (3:59)

12) GI Story (4:39)

13) Hard Times (3:25)

14) Hunting Beaver (3:01)

15) Jarring Meat (3:38)

16) The story behind Galena (4:42)

17) Moose (3:12)

18) Sheefish (2:43)

19) Trapping (2:55)

20) Wolves (2:14)

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