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Joe Beetus, Interview 1
Joe Beetus, Joe and Celia Beetus

Joe Beetus was interviewed on March 28, 1996 by Mike Spindler and Orville Huntington in Hughes, Alaska for the Raven's Story radio series on KIYU-AM public radio station in Galena, Alaska. Joe's wife, Celia, was also present and was interviewed separately. In this interview, Joe talks about living a traditional subsistence lifestyle. He discusses bear, sheep, moose, caribou, amd goose hunting, and learning traditional skills and practices from other people. He also talks about life at spring camp, and shares some traditional stories.

The interview was edited and produced by Clinton Brown.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 2004-01-19

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Mar 28, 1996
Narrator(s): Joe Beetus
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler, Orville Huntington, Jr.
People Present: Celia Beetus
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Hunting Sheep and Bear Dens (4:36)

2) Bear Den Supported 3 Bears (5:24)

3) Crafty Bears (3:56)

4) Goose Hunting (2:34)

5) Learning from Others (3:05)

6) Moose and Caribou (4:38)

7) Spring Camp and Dry Meat (4:47)

8) Telling Stories (4:32)

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