John Honea, Ruby
John Honea lives in the village of Ruby on the south bank of the Yukon River, a town gold stampeded into existence in 1911. John, also known as Johnny, is a man of two cultures. He grew up a half-breed living with White people and with Native, gold mining and trapping, storekeeping and reindeer herding, but always fishing.
Persistently a hard worker, at sixty-nine his movements are swift and agile. He says his life has gone well and attributes it to the partnership with his wife Lorraine. Fishing, hunting, or raising a family, they always work together, helping each other along.