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Crow Flat

Predator and Prey 14,000 Years Ago

When I first heard Bob Hayes had written a novel set 14,000 years ago that fictionally chronicles the arrival of the first humans to inhabit what is now known as the Yukon Territory, I knew immediately it would be physically...

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Muskrat Trapping

The sun is back and the days are warmer, except in the late evenings.People of Old Crow used to be excited about going to Crow Flat. People used to leave after Easter Monday. Preparations were done, with essentials packed to...

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A Successful Spring

As an Elder, I learned from my past Elders; as a Gwitchin, I live along with the season.Porcupine Caribou is our main source of food.We fry caribou meat in the morning. We eat caribou steaks, along with fried eggs and hot...

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In the Eyes of a Trapper

There’s a quiet old guy in the town I’m living in named Joel. Joel’s been a trapper all his life.From Joel, I’ve learned that most short in-between words in English are superfluous, given a bit of...

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