This is the continuation of an interview with Walter Akpik, Sr. (Utik) on June 30, 1983 by Bill Schneider and Wendy Arundale at his home in Atqasuk, Alaska for the Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project. Joe Akpik was the Iñupiaq language translator during the interview. In this second part of a two part interview, Walter talks about hunting and fishing in the Atqasuk area. He also talks about the site of Aki, the people who lived there, and the activities that took place there. (IHLC Tape #00094)
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Project: Chipp-Ikpikpuk and Meade Rivers Oral History Project
Date of Interview: Jun 30, 1983
Narrator(s): Walter Akpik, Sr.
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider, Wendy Arundale
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1) Caribou traps and fishing.
2) Life in Atqasuk in the early days.
3) Fishing in the area, and Greta Akpik adds information about fishing lines.
4) Aki and the activities that went on there.
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Section 1: caribou - snow trap\ Atqasuk\ Imaġruaq\ fish - netting\ fish - subsistence\ house - Kuutchiuraq\ Tunik, Clayborne\ house - Aahaaliq\ house - Namniq\ residence - permanence\ fishing\ fish - grayling\ lake - testing\ fish - great volume\ trap - construction|
Section 2: Atqasuk\ Akpik, Walter\ dwelling\ childhood\ fishing - Akpik\ fishing - ling cod\ fishing - technique\ Uyaġak\ Qiŋaġnaak\ coal\ dwellings - ruins\ Panikpatchiaq\ Nayukok\ Ikpikpak\ house - Matulik\ house - Annaqtuuq\ house - Panikpak\ Suġłuk|
Section 3: fishline - baleen\ fishline - sinew\ fishline - grayling\ fishline - burbot\ Aaŋa\ Kippi, Phoebe\ Kiiriq\ Nunamiut|
Section 4: Aki\ Atqasuk - people\ Aki - fishing\ occupation - seasonal\ houses\ fishing - whitefish\ fishing - seasonal\ ice cellars\ food - fermentation\ auruq\ tipayyaaq|