Lost Creek Wolf Pack Eliminated
NPS wildlife biologists lost the ability to research radio-collared wolves from the Lost Creek pack, which has historically used Yukon-Charley Rivers. The Alaska Dept of Fish and Game eliminated all 11 members of the pack outside of the preserve last week More »
Charley's Village Collection Images
The following images are some of the highlights from the Charley's Village museum collection. A much larger portion of the collection is represented by faunal remains, bone fragments which give testament of past hunting and butchering episodes at the site.
Some of the artifacts shown below allow us to determine when the site may have been occupied. The Old English tobacco tin can be no older than 1890 as the company which made the tobacco was not in operation prior to then. This type of tin may have been used into the 1930's.
The Winchester reloading tool, although difficult to say absolutely, strongly resembles a military issue .45-90 rifle tool from 1891.
The Novelty Rubber Company, which made the black 2-hole button was only operating between the years of 1855 and 1870.
The remainder of the artifacts shown below are more difficult to date, however they do lend themselves to proving a historic context for the site.
Did You Know?
Over 120,000 acres of forest were burned in Yukon-Charley Rivers N.P. during the 1999 fire season, threatening or destroying several historic sites.