ALASKA HISTORICAL PHOTOS .
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HISTORICAL ALASKA PHOTOS

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The 1st Tanana Chief's Conference held 7/5/1915
in Fairbanks to Discuss Native Land Rights


Back Row (left to right)
Middle Row (left to right)
Front Row (left to right)
Rev. Guy Madara addressed this conference and said that the chiefs present respresentd the Indians from Salchaket, down the Tanana River, to Ft. Gibbons, probaby 1200 to 1500 Indians.



Beautiful picture of 5 women in Wales, Alaska

Left to Right:
1. Grace Kuzrenz Blatchford b.1922 in Shishmaref Reindeer Camp
(daughter of Percy and May (Ningeoglook)(Neysick) Blatchford)
2. Koot egweena
3. Ang nohok
4. Oo me eeuk
5. Ang arolok  (Bessie of Teller)



Photo taken at Mentasta Lake about 1943
Left to Right: Ruth Hicks, Lucy, Harry John
Katie John (holding Franklin), Nancy and Dorothy




Kids at Alatna (holding carrots)
Ezias David
Titus Henzie
William William
Silas Linux
Psul Beetus



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Identification of the next 2 photos is MY own research.
These 2 photos were taken by Capt.Edwin F. Glenn who was
 heading a U.S. Army expedition in south central Alaska in 1898.
His journal post for 9/27/1898 at Knik Station said: "About noon,
took a picture of Andrew and Naquita together. Also
took snap of Palmer family."

Since both of the photos that Glenn took that day have the same fur
background, I belive that the next 2 photos
match Glenn's journal description as
 1. "Andrew and Naquita"
2. "Palmer and Family"
   

   
Photo taken 9/27/1898 at Knik Station by Edwin F. Glenn
"Andrew and Naquita"




Very RARE photo of George W. Palmer (merchant at Knik)
taken 9/27/1898 Knik Station by Edwin F. Glenn
Palmer's wife was Pelageia Chanilkhiga
Pelageia's son Nicolai (sitting)
Palmer's biological daughter Annie (on lap)
Pelagaia's daughter Mary (far right)


The name of Palmer's wife comes from the journal of
Russian Orthodox Priest Aleksandr Iaroshevich. He wrote:
"On 12/19/1894, George Palmer took Pelageia Chanilkhiga, a
local Kenaitze girl, as his concubine." Names of children
were found in 1900 US Census for Knik.



 
CHIEF SIMEON CHICKALUSION of TYONEK 1880-1957


 
CHIEF GOODLATAW of the
COPPER RIVER AREA



 
This photo is of Mapoy (Martha) McConahay (left)
wife of Arthur "Long Shorty" McConahay. McConahay came
to Alaska in 1886 and over the years, he was an ACC agent at Susitna
Station, Knik and  Tyonek. Arthur and Mapoy had 4 children:
Mary b. 1893, James b. 1895, Martha b. 1897 and Katie born 1899.
 
To Martha's right is Annie Hicks, the wife
of Harry Hicks (of Hicks Creek).
She is holding their daughter Minnie Hicks.



Photo taken by Edwin F. Glenn on 9/27/1898 Knik Station
Photo identified as "Long Shorty Family"
"Long Shorty" was a white man named Arthur McConahay




 
Left is Steve Totemoff, older girl is Mary Saloff
Ellamar, Alaska




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