The Smithsonian is returning human remains to Shishmaref that were excavated over 80 years ago. The remains of an estimated 48 people will come back this summer, along with 6 funerary objects associated with burials. An additional 72 objects will go to St. Lawrence Island. The Shishmaref items and bodies came to the Smithsonian through [...]
Archive | May 30, 2012
In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.
Rodney Ungwiluk, Sr. was born May 8, 1942 in Gambell and passed away June 16, 2011. In 2009, he shared memories and stories of growing up in Gambell before electric power and lights. He talks about helping his dad hunt seals and the community’s dependence on dog teams.
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