Oral History Interviews
Since 1997, ATA has been recording 'oral history' interviews with veteran trappers and hunters from around the state. The Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska is also a partner in this effort.
The primary purpose of the project is to preserve the memories of people who live an active outdoor lifestyle. In this way, we can help maintain the traditions of consumptive use. The secondary purpose is to share these memories with a wide audience. Material gathered during the interviews has appeared in both newspaper and magazine articles. Excerpts of the audio recordings have been broadcast on radio.
You can read some of the brief biographic sketches below as well as listen to some excerpts that are available.
There is a complete copy of a MP3 Audio file for each of the Oral History Interviews available for purchase. We're sure that you will enjoy hearing stories of life on The Last Frontier.
Click here to order a MP3 Audio File for specific Oral History Interviews.
Alaska Tracks, by Randy Zarnke
The next step in the long-term ATA oral history project has arrived. Read the life stories of the people who have hunted, fished and trapped throughout The Great Land.
Here is a list of interviews currently available:(you can click the icon to read or listen to the abbreviated history)
Acknowledgement: ATA expresses its deepest appreciation to the Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska for sponsoring our oral history project.