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John Peter was Yup'ik from Tuluksak, Alaska. He was born in 1917 in Uuravik and came to Tuluksak as a little boy. He grew up living a traditional subsistence lifestyle based upon hunting, trapping and fishing and traveling to seasonal camps. He traveled by dogteam and learned traditional place names, trails, and navigation and survival skills. He received a basic education from a Bureau of Indian Affairs school, but his family needed him to help support them, so he returned home. John was a successful fisherman with detailed knowledge of the fish of the Kuskokwim River. John Peter passed away in 2010.