Author Archives: learningfromhowardluke

When People Used to Travel From Place to Place

This is about the old trail to Healy Lake, and then morphs into some other history and life lessons. Advertisements

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Go away, bad weather!

What to say in Lower Tanana Athabaskan when the weather’s bad:

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Sneezing in Lower Tanana Athabaskan

What to say and what it means if you sneeze in your left or right ear.

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Eat ‘Em Up Frank

Most nights after dinner Howard sits in his chair by the woodstove and I work at some bit of leather or carving, and he tells stories. Not just stories, but most everything you need to know about having a good … Continue reading

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Talking Circle Saturday

Everyone’s invited to a traditional talking circle this Saturday (Dec 8) at 2pm at camp. Bring a little food to share if you’re inspired to. Call for directions or a ride across the river if you need them – 907-590-9846. … Continue reading

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Fish Wheel Wars, by Kat McElroy

Kat sent me this story she wrote ten years ago about an eventful fish camp at Howard’s. Fish Wheel Wars Notes from the Other Side of the Tanana River. Dateline: Fairbanks, Alaska, July, 1996 I’ve been gone two weeks to … Continue reading

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What We Need To Know

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