Stories

Stories can be written, spoken, or inferred from places and objects; and in a place like Lake Clark, all three kinds are valuable in understanding an area and its people, past and present.

 
The Canneries, Cabins, and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

Canneries, Cabins, and Caches

The Canneries, Cabins, and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

Dena'ina Ełnena, A Celebration: Voices of the Dena'ina

Dena'ina Ełnena, A Celebration

Dena'ina Ełnena, A Celebration: Voices of the Dena'ina

Dena'ina Topical Dictionary

Dena'ina Topical Dictionary

A Dena'ina Topical Dictionary

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Ethnographic Overview

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

The Early Years: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1967-1973

The Early Years

The Early Years: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1967-1973

A Life in Full Stride: the Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1981-85

A Life in Full Stride

A Life in Full Stride: the Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1981-1985

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980

I'll Tell You a Story (Sukdu Neł Nuhtghelnek): Stories I Recall from Growing Up on Iliamna Lake

I'll Tell You a Story

I'll Tell You a Story (Sukdu Neł Nuhtghelnek): Stories I Recall from Growing Up on Iliamna Lake

The Life & Times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896

The Life & Times of John W. Clark

The Life & Times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896

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

Nanutset ch'u Q'udi Gu

Nanutset ch'u Q'udi Gu (Before Our Time and Now): An Ethnohistory of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Our Story: Readings from Southwest Alaska

Our Story: Readings from Southwest AK

Our Story: Readings from Southwest Alaska, An Anthology (2nd Edition)

Shtutda'ina Da'a ShełQudeł (My Forefathers are Still Walking with Me): Verbal Essays

Shtutda'ina Da'a ShełQudeł

Shtutda'ina Da'a ShełQudeł (My Forefathers are Still Walking with Me): Verbal Essays on Qizhjeh and Tsaynen Dena'ina Traditions

Where We Found A Whale: A History of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Where We Found A Whale

Where We Found A Whale: A History of Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

 
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Vertebra

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Stories From Bones

In this video, Dr. Michael Etnier describes how animal bones from archaeological sites provide clues for what the landscape looked like in the past and how our world has changed over time. Watch Understanding Climate Change Through Archaeology
 
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Oral Histories

The Lake Clark Jukebox Project - Listen to storytelling by Native community members and watch slideshows of historic photographs. Part of a University of Alaska Fairbanks program, this project consists of photo albums and recorded interviews that represent different, but overlapping, historic themes. These include stories about:

  • early education
  • reindeer herding
  • the establishment of this national park, as well as trails and transportation
  • Dena'ina technology.
 

Object of the Month Blog

The Lake Clark National Park & Preserve museum collection consists of more than 200,000 objects - from an impressive herbarium to the many journals, letters, and objects from the park's most famous resident, Dick Proenneke. Each items has a story to tell in our monthly blog series.

 
Windfall - the Fishing Sailboats of Bristol Bay
 
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For nearly a century, sailboats powered the fishing industry in Bristol Bay. At the mouth of the Kvichak River, Bristol Bay is one of the largest salmon fisheries in the world, and the protection of the fishery is one of the major reasons for the creation of Lake Clark National Park, at the headwaters of the Kvichak.

Last updated: February 5, 2018

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