PUBLISHED: 5:28 PM on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Exhibit explores hunting and trapping
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, "Hunting and Trapping in Alaska's Interior: Our Stories, Our Lives," gives visitors insight into Alaskan lifestyles that have supported families for thousands of years and continue to be a part of our culture today.

The exhibit opened May 17 in the museum's special exhibit gallery and runs through Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.

"Alaskans have deep connections to the land, and we're excited to have this exhibit to tell part of that story," says museum director Aldona Jonaitis.

In the exhibit, personal narratives tell stories of family tradition, cultural identity, independence, personal responsibility, sustenance and survival. The exhibit also shows how hunting and trapping lifestyles have evolved over time.