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Nathan Hadley, Sr.
Nathan Hadley, Sr. is Iñupiaq from Buckland, Alaska. His father, Paul Hadley, started reindeer herder in the early 1950s and Nathan grew up herding with him until the 1960s when he went into the military. When Nathan returned home, he went back to helping with herding and eventually took over the herd. Despite challenges of having caribou infiltration shrink his herd, Nathan wants to continue to maintain his range and corral in hopes that reindeer herding can return to the area. Nathan has continued to live a traditional subsistence hunting and fishing lifestyle and has also been an active dog musher who participates in local dog sled races.