Power and Patience- Alaska Native Moosehide Tanning
Hunting season is about start! Ever wonder what to do with the skin of a moose after harvesting? In the Alaska Native cultural tradition, the moose skin goes through the tanning process, making it usable to create clothing and crafts. Marie Yaska (Huslia, AK) and Eva Burk (Nenana, AK) join the series to talk about the tradition of moosehide tanning in Alaska. They will discuss the steps involved, their memories of learning how to tan, the revitalization of the tradition, and the connection between hide tanning and their Native culture.