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Eddie Hildebrand, Part 1
Eddie Hildebrand

Edward "Eddie" Hildebrand was on April 1, 1998 by Mike Spindler in Nulato, 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, Eddie talks about living a traditional subsistence lifestyle based upon hunting, fishing, trapping, and berry picking. He discusses using a dogteam for traveling and delivering mail, including caring for and training the dogs, and the effect of springtime flooding on wildlife, including ducks, geese, and moose. He also talks about fishing for salmon, pike and whitefish and using a fish wheel.

The interview was edited and produced by Mike Spindler.

Digital Asset Information

Archive #: Oral History 99-01-04_PT.1

Project: Raven's Story Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Apr 1, 1998
Narrator(s): Edward "Eddie" Hildebrand
Interviewer(s): Mike Spindler
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Funding Partners:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sections

1) Biography (1:37)

2) Berries (3:10)

3) Dog team training and care (3:57)

4) Great lead dog (4:15)

5) Dog team mail route (3:50)

6) Spring camp floods (7:23)

7) Flood brings back wildlife (3:08)

8) Ducks and geese (5:00)

9) Moose were scarce (3:45)

10) Salmon fishing (3:35)

11) Pike and whitefish (4:54)

12) Moving the fish wheel (6:04)

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