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Elder Voices: Wilfred Anowlic

Wilfred Anowlic

Wilfred Anowlic is originally from King Island. He was a summer baby, born at a fish camp near Nome on August 5, 1947.

“Eskimo dancing and singing makes you feel good.

It makes you forget all the problems you have in your life, your mind.

It’s just like turning everything over to the care of God.”

- Wilfred Anowlic

Episode 1: Music

Episode 2: Subsistence

Episode 3: Peace

 

King Island men carved walrus tusks beneath their umiaks at summer camp in Nome. Photo by E.P. Haddon via Wikimedia Commons, c. 1949.

In the summertime, King Island men used to carve walrus tusks beneath their umiaks, skin-boats used for hunting and transportation. Photo by E.P. Haddon via Wikimedia Commons, c. 1949.

Photo by Edward S. Curtis via Wikimedia Commons.

The village of King Island. Photo by Edward S. Curtis via Wikimedia Commons, c. 1927.