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Memorial to the Forgotten

...Those from the smaller villages were taken to Ward Lake camp north of Ketchikan. Some stayed for a time at the Wrangell Institute - a primarily Native school - before being taken to their final destinations.It was a culture shock for all...
Helen Brouillette Gray

...her first language was Inupiat and her brothers were reindeer herders. She left home at an early age to attend Wrangell institute. Helen worked at Mt. Edgecombe and Alaska native hospitals in Juneau before starting work at the of Bureau of...
Kake to host gymnasium naming ceremony

...After earning a teaching degree from the University of Portland, Davies returned to student teach in Wrangell.Wrangell Institute, on the verge of closing, was looking for five teachers and Davies' science background landed him a position...
Heads Up! associations forged. As a fifth grader, Wrangell Institute came to Petersburg. My god what a profound moment...Knights, Hoonah Braves, Bethel Warriors, the Wrangell Institute boys etc. etc. and so on.... we assume our...
Historical Sports: 1940-41 JHS team and the Firemen

...were against the rampaging city league team from Little Norway, the Petersburg Hornets, 50-44 and defeating Wrangell Institute 48-38 (WI's only loss in the area). JHS stopped the Alumni 46-26, Elks 26-19, 27-21 and 41-38...
Sports | 100 Anniversary
My Second Chance

...fisherman.He attended Sheldon Jackson High School because that was where natives went. Two uncles went to the Wrangell Institute native school."Things weren't good then but they were starting to change," Didrickson said.His teams at...
Amos Wallace collection donated to Walter Soboleff Center

...He had an older brother, Lincoln, who taught him to carve when Amos was 7. Amos went to boarding school at the Wrangell Institute, where he studied and carved with Horace Marks. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and fought in World War II...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1938, Alaskindia post office was established at the Wrangell Institute. It was discontinued in 1945. In 1947, Anchorage voters approved an independent school district for their area. In 1962, the...
Master carver dies at 83

...attended the equivalent of grade school at the Pius X Mission, a Catholic school in Skagway. They went to the Wrangell Institute boarding school in Wrangell. Dauenhauer's cousin, Horace Marks, studied and carved with Wallace at Wrangell...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1932, the Wrangell Institute, a boarding school for Alaska Natives, opened its doors. In 1939, Fairbanks radio station KFAR-AM went on the air for the...


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