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Sidney Huntington, Part 1
Angela and Sidney Huntington

Sidney Huntington was interviewed in April 1996 by Mike Spindler in Galena, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. In this first part of a two part interview, Sidney talks about living off the land according to a traditional subsistence lifestyle based on hunting, trapping, and fishing. He discusses hunting geese and ducks, berry picking, trapping beaver and muskrat, and fishing for pike, whitefish and salmon. He also talks about the effects of wildland fires.

The interview was edited and produced by Mike Spindler.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 97-152_PT.1

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Apr 15, 1996
Narrator(s): Sidney Huntington
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Biography (1:39)

2) Abundance of geese long ago (4:47)

3) Hunting geese (5:45)

4) Ducks (6:55)

5) Wildland fire (3:46)

6) Berries (6:25)

7) Beaver trapping (7:40)

8) Beaver abundance (7:08)

9) Muskrat (4:35)

10) Pike and whitefish (5:01)

11) Summer chum salmon (7:57)

12) King salmon (5:41)

13) Fall chum salmon (4:15)

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