Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What else is for dinner?

Madison, C., Yvonne Y., (1981). Bettles Yukon-Koyukuk School District 1981.

Link: http://library.thinkquest.org/26020/pages/food/food.html

Above is a great site where it explains the different types ofAlaska Native traditional foods and uses of animals. The site covers moose, caribou, birds, fish, and trapping. More interesting is that I came across an actual reference to the Fish trap I've been researching. Moses Henzie, from somewhere on the Koyukuk River, explains that he uses a fish trap to get salmon for the winter. He says that theres no fish going up the Koyukuk in the summer so thats why he and his grandma made and used traps.

The different categories explain the importance to the natives. They also include how abundant these animals were and how easy they were to hunt. The use and importance of every part of the animal is also emphasized. This is a great and informative site.

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