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Robert Drozda is the Director of the ANCSA Project in the Alaska & Polar Regions Collections and Archives at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
|Interview Title||Archive #: Oral History||Project||Abstract|
|Carol Kleckner||2011-19-11||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||Carol Kleckner was interviewed on July 31, 2011 by Robert Drozda and Karen Brewster at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In this interview, Carol talks about how she became involved with rescuing abandoned sled dogs, the formation of the Second Chance League, and how dogs are selected, assessed, and adopted. She passionately talks about both the joys and the challenges of sled dog rescue work, as well as tells some particular success stories. She also discusses working with the animal shelter to make the program a success as well as her feelings about over-breeding and culling of dog teams.|
|William Demoski||2011-19-07||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||William (Bill) Demoski was interviewed on June 15, 2011 by Robert Drozda, Karen Brewster, and Marla Statscewich at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska. Angela Linn, Ethnology Collection Manager, and Briana Brenner, her student intern, were also present at the interview. In this interview, Bill talks about how he learned sled building and how he built a particular sled. He identifies parts of the sled, compares modern and traditional sleds and materials, and compares models of different sled styles. This recording has been edited from the original.|
|Joe Redington, Jr., Interview 1||2011-19-04||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||Joe Redington Jr. was interviewed on June 2, 2011 by Robert Drozda and William Schneider at Joe's home in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. In this interview, he talks about his family history with dog mushing and dog racing, raising and training sled dogs, breeding dogs, living in Unalakleet, development of his own racing career, changes in dog racing, the importance of family support for a dog musher, and the future of dog mushing.|
|Joe Redington, Jr., Interview 2||2011-19-05||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||Joe Redington Jr. was interviewed on June 3, 2011 by Robert Drozda and William Schneider at Joe's home in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. In this interview, he talks about his family history with dog mushing and dog racing, raising and training sled dogs, knowing which positions to put the dogs into a team, and the love of dog mushing.|
|Cody Strathe||2011-19-09||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||Cody Strathe was interviewed on July 11, 2011 by Robert Drozda, Marla Statscewich, and Katrin Simon Sakurai at his workshop in Ester, Alaska. In this interview, Cody talks about building customized modern dog sleds out of durable and strong materials like plastic, aluminum, laminated wood strips, Kevlar, and carbon fibers. He also points out specific features on different sleds and demonstrates some of the steps in the construction process. Cody also mentions how his dog team is spending the summer working with tourists on a glacier in Southeast Alaska. This recording has been edited from the original.|
|Pete Bowers||2011-19-10||Dog Mushing in Alaska Project Jukebox||Pete Bowers was interviewed on July 20, 2011 by Robert Drozda and Marla Statscewich at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska. Angela Linn, Ethnology Collection Manager, and Emily Chagluak, her student intern, were also present at the interview. In this interview, Pete talks about the history of, and archeological evidence for, people using dog power for transportation and work. He uses items from the Ethnology Collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North to demonstrate the types of dog team equipment and technologies used through time. This recording has been edited from the original.|
|Joshua Acurunaq Phillip, Interview 2||BIA ANCSA 88CAL057||Akiachak - Then and Now||
Joshua Acurunaq Makista Phillip was interviewed on July 9, 1988 by Robert Drozda and translator Vernon Chimegalrea at Joshua's home in Tuluksak, Alaska. In this excerpt of the interview, Joshua speaks in Yup'ik to explain the early history and village migrations of Yup'ik families from Nunapiarmiut and Qikertarmiut (the old island site altered by the changing Kuskokwim River) in the early 1900s who over time came to settle in what was called Akiacuar (Akiachak). This recording is part of a series of richly detailed interviews Joshua did with researchers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, ANCSA 14(h)(1) Program in the 1980s, which he formally released for use by the Yupiit School District. The original full recording (Tape #88CAL057) is available at the BIA ANCSA Office in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information about the BIA ANCSA oral history collection, contact Ken Pratt, ANCSA Program Manager at Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 271-3695.
View a written English translation by Marie Meade of this excerpt of the recording.
View a short video clip of Joshua Phillip speaking in Yup'ik about the early history of Akiachak produced by Frank Chingliak of the Yupiit School District, along with a written English summary of the video.
|George Ayaginaar Moses, Sr.||BIA ANCSA 88CAL155 and 88CAL161||Pugcenar Project Jukebox||
George Moses, Sr. was interviewed on August 11, 1988 by Robert Drozda and Vernon Chimegalrea in Akiachak, Alaska. Vernon was the Yup'ik language interpreter during the interview, and the following English translation of the Yup'ik audio from 88CAL155 was done by Fannie Andrew. The written Yup'ik transcription and English translation of 88CAL161 was done by Lucy Coolidge Daniels of the Alaska Native Language Center, with computer entry, proofreading and editing by Sophie Manutoli Shield and Irene Reed. In these excerpted sections of the interviews, George speaks in Yup'ik about the historic sites of Pugcenar and Cungartuli, the meaning of the place names, the uses of the sites, fishing and hunting muskrat, and spring camp at the mouth of Qagerlualek.
|Joshua Acurunaq Phillip, Interview 1||BIA ANCSA 88CAL048||Pugcenar Project Jukebox||
Joshua Acurunaq was interviewed on July 1, 1988 by Robert Drozda and Vernon Chimegalrea in Tuluksuk, Alaska. Vernon was the Yup'ik language interpreter during the interview. It is unknown whether Vernon provided the written English transcript of the interview or if someone else did it. In this excerpt of the interview, Joshua speaks in Yup'ik about the historical site of Pugcenar, the meaning of the place name, the history of uses of the site, spring and fall hunting and fishing in the area, and leadership at seasonal camps.
|William Lomack||BIA ANCSA 88CAL108||Pugcenar Project Jukebox||
William Lomack was interviewed on July 28, 1988 by Robert Drozda and Vernon Chimegalrea in Akiachak, Alaska. Vernon was the Yup'ik language interpreter during the interview. The written Yup'ik transcription and English translation was done by Alice Atti Bachman of the Alaska Native Language Center, with proofreading and some editing by Irene Reed. In this excerpt of the interview, William speaks in Yup'ik about Pugcenar as a seasonal subsistence camp used for fall hunting and spring muskrat hunting, and about the houses there. He also talks about the site of Cungartuli and the trail to the Yukon River.
|John Wassillie||BIA ANCSA 88CAL189||Pugcenar Project Jukebox||
John Wassillie was interviewed on September 5, 1988 by Robert Drozda and Vernon Chimegalrea. Vernon was the Yup'ik language interpreter during the interview. The Yupik transcription and English translation were done by Lucy Coolidge Daniels of the Alaska Native Language Center, with computer entry by Abraham Friendly and Irene Reed, and proofreading and some editing by Irene Reed. Parts of the original audio that were not consecutive have been combined together to make the following sections. In these excerpts of the interview, John speaks in Yup'ik about living at Pugcenar for spring and fall camp with his mother and her husband, Mike Cyril, and using a fish weir to block the river and harvest fish. He also talks about changes to the Elaayiq River, and other traditional spring and fall camps in the area.