Edwin Simon

Edwin Simon, Huslia

  • Huslia is a Koyukon Athabascan village located about 220 miles upriver from the mouth of the Koyukuk River.  Before 1952 most of the people of Huslia lived sixteen miles upriver at Cutoff.  Edwin Simon was a key person in the decision to move the village, as he was a key person in many political activities affecting Indian people.  His notions of fairness and justice crossed all lines of age and race.  And he never hesitated to speak out.  

    The interviews of this book were done in June 1978 and represent only a few of the stories Edwin liked to tell.

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