Henry Beatus, Sr.

Henry Beatus, Sr., Hughes

  • Henry Beatus Sr. lives in Hughes on the Koyukuk River.  He was born and raised by his grandparents who educated him in their old ways – an education which did not come from books and reading and writing.  He watched, listened and followed the old people and their stories.

    Henry has learned how to operate and maintain much of the technology that has touched his life.  And he continues to fish, hunt, trap and remember the old stories.  His life is an expression of the old ways and the new coming together.  His concerns are for the future of his children and his home.