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Walter and Greta Akpik, Interview 2, Part 2
Walter Akpik, Sr., Greta Akpik

This is the continuation of an interview with Walter (Utik) and Greta (Suvluuraq) Akpik on January 22, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at their home in Atqasuk, Alaska to review what they said in a previous interview on March 12, 1982 and how it was written up in the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project final report. In this second part of a two part interview, Walter and Greta talk about hunting and fishing in the Meade River area, learning from grandparents, and the seasonal movements of fish and caribou. They also talk about trapping and trading with Captain C.T. Pederson, Walter's work history, and the flu epidemic in the 1940s. (IHLC Tape #00065)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-02

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jan 22, 1983
Narrator(s): Walter Akpik, Sr., Greta Akpik
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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1) The education Walter received from his grandparents.

2) How the caribou move during the year.

3) How the fish move during the year.

4) How Walter was involved with the Navy in Barrow during World War II.

5) Captain Pederson.

6) When Captain Pederson came to Barrow.

7) How multiple residences were utilized.

8) Flu epidemics.

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Section 1: Akpik, Walter\ Anugauraq\ Qatiqsiñaaq\ hunting - bear|

Section 2: caribou - lack of\ caribou - movement\ Qatiqsiñaaq\ Akpik, Bob\ Akpik, Walter\ Utik|

Section 3: fish - dynamite\ fish - poison\ GSI Service \ gravel - dredge\ fish - movement|

Section 4: Akpik, Walter\ coffee\ Native Store\ North Slope Borough\ Arctic Slope Regional Corporation\ Navy\ Hopson, Sr., Eben|

Section 5: Brower, Sr., Charles\ Pederson, Captain|

Section 6: Piŋu Island\ Barrow\ Flaxman Island\ trappers\ groceries\ grubstaking\ trading\ boat - Brower\ boat - BIA|

Section 7: houses - use\ Uqpiksuu\ Isuqtuq\ ownership - time\ construction supplies - reuse|

Section 8: World War II\ 1947\ measles - 1939\ 1944|