• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Nanutset ch'u Q'udi Gu (Before Our Time and Now)

book cover showing historic image of an Alaska Native woman and a modern day image of salmon strips drying in the sun

An Ethnohistory of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
By Karen Gaul, Cultural Anthropologist

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Book Cover & Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Lake Clark National Park & Local Residents
Chapter 2 The Lake Clark Environment: Qizhjeh Vena
Chapter 3 Historical Overview: From Origins & Prehistory to ANCSA & ANILCA

Alaska Native women gutting fish at a table

Cleaning fish at the Evanoff Family Fish Camp.

NPS Photo

Chapter 4 Village Profiles
Chapter 5 Lives in Motion: Subsistence-based Culture and Economy
Chapter 6 Family and Community Ties

Chapter 7 Language and Identity
Chapter 8 Multiple Uses, Multiple Meanings
Chapter 9 Assessment and Recommendations for Further Research

Bibliography & List of Figures

Did You Know?

Sharing smoked salmon is part of traditional Dena'ina life.

Dena'ina Athabascan people in the Lake Clark area preserve salmon by drying and smoking, as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.