Imagine living deep in the Alaska Wilderness where survival depends on your ability to hunt, fish and gather. A place where as far as you can see is dense forest, rivers and sparkling lakes, set against a backdrop of majestic, snow covered mountains where the only sounds are those of nature; the caw of a raven, the lonesome howl of a wolf, or the sharp cry of the loon.
In this place education means pulling the the brush up around your snare to prevent the rabbit from going around it or knowing to remove the scent glands from the beaver before you roast it. It means recognizing and following a track through thick brush. This is the ways of their Athabascan ancestors and the only way the Shaginoff family knew.
With the Colonists moving into the Matanuska Valley as part of the New Deal their world is about to change forever.