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Poldine Demoski Carlo (December 5, 1920 – May 9, 2018) was an American author. She was an elder of the Koyukon people of Alaska.

Poldine Carlo
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Poldine Carlo in September 2007.
Born
Poldine Demoski

(1920-12-05)December 5, 1920
DiedMay 9, 2018(2018-05-09) (aged 97)
OccupationAuthor
Spouse(s)
William "Bill" Carlo (m. 1940)
Children8 (including Kathleen Carlo)

She was a founding member of the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA). She was on the Alaska Bicentennial Commission (ABC) board. She was a consultant for the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC).[1] She is the author of Nulato: An Indian Life on the Yukon. The book was dedicated to her son, Stewart, who died in 1975 in an auto accident.[2]

Carlo was born on December 5, 1920 in Nulato, Territory of Alaska. She married William "Bill" Carlo in 1940. They have eight children, five sons (William, Jr., Kenny, Walter, Glenn, and Stewart) and three daughters (Dorothy, Lucy, and Kathleen). She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. A building in downtown Fairbanks, owned by the FNA, was named the Poldine Carlo Building in her honor.[3] She died on May 9, 2018 in Fairbanks, Alaska at the age of 97.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Engman, Eric (December 26, 2012). "Poldine Carlo". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  2. "Poldine Carlo". Project Jukebox. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  3. Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Google Books. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  4. Alaska Native elder Poldine Carlo dies