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William Harfield Vaudrin
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Birth: May 31, 1943
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1976
Denali Borough
Alaska, USA

Bill Vaudrin, as a student in Alaska Methodist University, wintered several years with the Tanaina Indians of Pedro Bay and Nondalton villiages, hunting, fishing, and trapping with them. Later he lived in Eagle River, Alaska, and taught English in Anchorage Community College.

Born in Ohio USA. School teacher of education taught English at the university. Also sort of an activist for native rights in Alaska and was instrumental in getting native languages back in village schools. Was a fisherman and the commissioner of Human rights for Alaska as well. Honored as the "Musher of the Year" for the Iditarod sled dog races; a very big sporting event up in Alaska several years ago. And had raced in the event several times himself. Lived in Anchorage, Alaska at the time of his death. Lived there 14 years.

Was in car accident which took Williams Harfield Vaudrin's life.
Family links: 
  William Douglas Vaudrin (1917 - 1977)
Pedro Bay Cemetery
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Alaska, USA
Created by: Maureen
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61962458

Bill's work lives on - his Tanaina stories in the 1963 Alaska Review are wonderful. You must be very proud of him.
- Dee Dee
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012

 Added: Feb. 26, 2011

- Maureen
 Added: Nov. 21, 2010

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