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Mary and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr. and Faye Nusunginya, Part 2
Mary and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr., Faye Nusunginya

This is the continuation of an interview with Mary (Amayun) and Charlie Edwardsen, Sr. (Aaluk) and Faye Nusunginya (Kimmialuk) on January 20, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at the Edwardsen's home in Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiaġvik) 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. Mary and Charlie also were the Iñupiaq language translators for Faye. In this second part of a two part interview, they talk about Faye's travels in the Chipp-Ikpikpak area, the seasonal round of subsistence, and the trade fairs at Niġliq on the Colville River. (IHLC Tape #00069)

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Archive #: Oral History 87-102-08

Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Project Jukebox
Date of Interview: Jan 20, 1983
Narrator(s): Mary Edwardsen, Charlie Edwardsen, Sr., Faye Nusunginya
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
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Funding Partners:
North Slope Borough, Iñupiat History, Language and Culture Commission
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1) Places Faye remembers from her travels.

2) Activities and travel during the seasonal round.

3) Why the gatherings at Niġliq stopped.

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Section 1: Upper Meade River\ travel - Ikusik family\ travel - Akpik family\ Aŋutiġruaq\ Tuŋigvik\ travel - backpacking\ dogs\ hunting - caribou|

Section 2: travel - inland\ travel - dog team\ travel - winter\ travel - skin boat\ travel - foot\ Taqaluk\ trapping\ hunting - polar bear\ whaling - Barrow\ hunting\ camping - on ice\ ice - knowledge\ wind - knowledge\ inland - summer\ travel - coastal\ hunting - bearded seal\ travel - summer\ fire - willows\ hunting - caribou\ Wainwright\ Peard Bay\ hides\ boats - dogs\ pokes\ portage\ water level\ Meade River vs. Ikpikpak River|

Section 3: trade\ school\ Kivialiñaq\ Akpik family\ trade - fur\ trade - oil\ Niġliq\ Indians\ Islanders\ seal oil\ ammunition|