Peel River Ethno-Archaeology Project 2000 Poster
Kritsch, Ingrid and Melanie Fafard
Poster on file, Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute. 2000.
In July 2000, the GSCI initiated an ethno-archaeology project aimed at finding old camps in the Peel River drainage. The Peel River has long played an important role in the life of the Teetl'it Gwich'in.
In order to find these camps, the team mainly used the information provided by Teetl'it Gwich'in Elders about places that are named in the Peel River area and the stories associated with them. We travelled by boat, helicopter, and foot investigating information that the Elders provided. We recorded 11 new sites, and revistied 3 that had previously been located by other archaeologists. This poster shows the places we visited, what we found and who was involved. It was produced to raise awareness about the significance of oral history and archaeological sites in the Gwich'in Settlement Region.