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Title:Side A: Ruth Johns Side B: Nothing
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Description:Side A: Ruth Johns Continuation of OTHB01-0042-01 Tape 2 Side A Ruth Johns: Wild game and what it means to her. What kind of food do you prefer? Moose meat, caribou, August month caribou is really delicious, fish too. Do you think we will ever return to that lifestyle? I don't know. maybe if there was starvation we would go back to that life. People were much healthier them days. years ago we never heard of cancer or the diseases that are around now. People died of old age and overweight. Do you think it's important for our young people to learn? Yes, it's important to us. We teach our grandchildren our foods. Naturally they have a taste for those foods. It is important that they learn about our lifestyle. Who would be good teachers to teach? Marina Montegue, she really live Native way. She put up all kinds of stuff, fish oil she makes. Annie Ewan, Mary Jackson, those are the ones that preserving food all year round. Is that how our young people can learn by watching them? oh yeah. Are you familiar with the backscatter? Yeah, I read about it. Have you ever used that area for subsistence lifestyle? We go along the highway there. Hunt for moose, caribou and rabbit. Do you have knowledge who lived in that area? No, mile 12 is where Skookum John lived, I heard. I think there is a grave there by the bridge. Will that backscatter project affect your subsistence lifestyle? It may and it may not. One thing it might effect is the birds, ducks, geese. Would you prefer the animal to move naturally? I think they will move by themselves. Explanation of how they migrate from Mt. Drum. How will the numerous people affect subsistence? Hard to say, I hope they respect the animals. Story of army slaughtering caribou just for the fun of it. We don't want that to happen again. Respect the animals, use it don't waste it. When we kill animal we use everything. We used everything on the moose. We used the sinew to sew with. All the things in the stomache except the male and female organ, that was the only thing that was thrown away. We shared the meat equally too. We always gave our meat to older people here so everybody can have meat. Article in newspaper story about subsistence and how we really use it for our livelihood. Ahtna should ask for that kind of assistance for the people who can't hunt. No chance for people to get moose with the off road vehicles they have now. What kind of things would be left behind at a camp site? High cache to store fish in. One for our eating and one for dog food. They never had to worry about people taking their things so they used to put things hanging in the trees or under the trees or ground. They used to have underground cache when I was little girl. They put their butter or fish grease in the underground cache. Before there were churches in the Ahtna region how would the people communicate with GOD? They had sweat bath. They made the steam bath out of willows and cover it with blanket or canvas. they gather rocks for it. When they get done then they pray, they pray to preserve our land and home. They pray right after they done with steam bath. Who did they pray to? The superior being, Nekel'taani. I don't know how they know but they knew about GOD. can you think of any places that may be a special landmark to our people? Tsesii bene' is a landmark for subsistence for our people. When starvation come then everybody head up to that lake for food, fish. Life preserving lake they call it. 100 years or more of use there. History story on how people come around and burn caches so that the people wouldn't have anything to eat. Discussion story about Nekel'taani. . Language as given: aht
Format:Digitised: 0; Media: compact cassette; Media description: Maxwell UR 90
Language (ISO639):aht
Subject:Ahtena language
English language
Subject (ISO639):aht


Archive:  C'ek'aedi Hwnax Ahtna Regional Linguistic and Ethnographic Archive
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DateStamp:  1988-11-15
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