The little boy who was left behind


As Told By: Lydia Bogren, age 16

Kaa too wu kin yoo xat du wasaakw Shugkeidee aya xat Xeitl hit dax Kwaashi Kwaan yadi aya xat
My name is Lydia Bogren. My clan is shungukeidee I come from the Thunderbird House I am the grandchild of Kwaashki Kwaan.

The people were at the head of the Alsek River. This river runs very swift so our people pulled canoes with a rope. Along the way they stopped at a camping spot to have lunch. During this time a 4-year-old boy wandered off to go hunting for little birds. The clan finished with lunch and decided to move on, forgetting that the little boy was still out hunting. The little boy who was left behind »»