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NEWS Capital City Weekly Writing about Native villages is a perilous task for me. The Elders who started Hydaburg are no longer with us. And the memories of the descendents often do not include many of the things that I want to know. Why did the people decide to start what was said to be one of the most progressive Native villages at that time and not stay in their traditional villages? I had to rely on what the "white man" wrote at the time.

Southeast history: The founding of Hydaburg

A 1927 view of Hydaburg, in the background, and the old Sukkwan village in the foreground.
Photo From The National Archives, Maryland
A 1927 view of Hydaburg, in the background, and the old Sukkwan village in the foreground.
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