ALASKA HISTORICAL PHOTOS
HISTORICAL ALASKA PHOTOS
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The 1st Tanana Chief's Conference
in Fairbanks to Discuss Native Land
Row (left to right)
is of Mapoy (Martha) McConahay (left)
(left to right)
Pilot of Nenana Athabascan name: Do-nohra-da-da
Alexander of Hot Springs
Riggs Jr. 1873-1945 Alaska Engineering Commission
W. Ritchie Alaska Engineering Commission
Alexander Williams of Ft. Gibbon Athabascan name: Yit-su-dad-a-kwot
(left to right)
Jacob Starr of Ft. Gibbon Athabascan name: Ba-cha-ta-naw-da-talth
William of Ft. Gibbon Athabascan name: Sut-nal-nich
Alexander of Tolovana Athabascan name: Sits-tsu-dau-tuna
Thomas of Nenana Athabascan name: Be-yats
Wickersham 1857-1939 Delegate to U.S. Congress
Ivan of Crossjacket Athabascan name: Kruz-ah
Charlie of Minto Athabascan name: Yo-kah
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.
Joe of Salchaket Athabascan name: Na-da-tuts
John of Chena Athabascan name: Thla-den-no-duch
Folger of Ft. Gibbon
Guy H. Madara Episcopal Minister
Williams of Ft. Gibbon (interpreter)
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
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.
CHICKALUSION of TYONEK 1880-1957
CHIEF GOODLATAW of the
COPPER RIVER AREA
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.
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
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