Mat-Su Alaska Cemetery Information
Knik Museum Cemetery has been disturbed, to build a basement for a Wasilla Building. This was a National Historic Site since 1973 now it is a desecrated cemetery. Maybe someday you will all learn to respect and preserve our history. God forgive you for the devastation you have caused.
Wasilla vicinity. KNIK SITE, About 15 mi. SW
of Wasilla, Knik Rd., (7-24-73) PH0054810
Possible names according to the US Census:
(Thank you Coleen Mielke for gleaning so much information that we use for our research....)
Mecda, Nicholi, Nicholi,Nickolaska, Nekita,Kushean, Nilocah, Ninenia,Thompson,Ckune, Peter,Evaku, Cochin, Bobill, Squedrakin, Kittonduskin, Billean, Nandlekuda, Bettic, Chilligan, Ogah, Asblia, Natukettan, Nuckteleshean, Cladun, Peter, Luska, Nudeshtna, Shim, Chuna, Nehwolga, Anuska, Stephan, Evan, Affasnee, Honash, Chilligan, Nushelin, Undutishna, Rauf, Chultan, Stephan, Kajvd, John Evan, Little Evan, Nicolaii Efrim, Nakinda Stepan..........
I'll just call him Nick from Knik...... Rest in Peace Nick ...........I'm so sorry for what they did to your resting place.
We do live in America! Hopefully we will learn to respect our history at some point in Knik.............
1st white man documentation of the Nick's Cemetery^
Nick's Cemetery(40 graves -1) and Lot 8 cemetery(24 -those under the road) are separated by a trail. In other words it was 64 graves total until the Iditarod race trail divided the families. Now the Historical Society and the Tribe are continuing to divide the cemetery with a warehouse. Whats next a super store? Video arcade? How about a fence to keep everyone out. Who should be trusted now?
Annie Patchell baby Bessie Stanley Herning
"Show me your cemeteries, and I'll tell you what kind of people you have."
I'm sure Ben would not be happy about the recent events in Knik Alaska.
Please email the borough representatives that will allow this project to continue:
Another wise man once told me- "why don't you just mark all the graves you know about and then no one will touch them"
August 3, 1960 | [Public Land Order 2171]
Withdrawing Public Lands for Protection of Indian Cemeteries
By virtue of the authority vested in the President, and pursuant to Executive Order No. 10355 of May 26, 1952, and the Act of May 31, 1938 (52 Stat. 593; 48 U.S.C. 353a), it is ordered as follows:
Subject to valid existing rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, tracts of public land in Alaska customarily used by Indians, Eskimos, or Aleuts as burial places for their dead, are hereby withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining but not the mineral leasing laws, and reserved under jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior as cemeteries for use in connection with the administration of the affairs of the Natives of Alaska.
The withdrawal made by this order shall include a strip of land 330 feet in width surrounding the perimeter of each cemetery, for the proper care, upkeep, and administration thereof.
This order shall be effective immediately with respect to those native cemeteries in Alaska which are delineated as such upon the approved and accepted plats of survey, and with respect to other native cemeteries in Alaska, upon the filing in the Land Office having jurisdiction of the area, of an accepted plat of survey designating an area as a cemetery, and the notation thereon of the character of such cemetery as a native cemetery.
Faces of Knik:
Nakeeta George Palmer and friends Besse Patchell
Government Hill? Point Woronzof?
Government Hill? Point Woronzof?
Since the Iditarod Race is so disrespectful to natives maybe Sponsors should reconsider funding.
"The grave of Chief Chickaloon, according to Carl Clark, is on the west bank of the Chickaloon River on the first timber patch up from the mouth. Clark says that the cross from the grave was removed by a white man in the 1920's. In 1980 Coopertive Park Studies Unit archeologists could not locate this grave.
Cook Inlet Historic Sites Project(1975:63):"After Chief Chickaloon was buried here, his spirit is said to have haunted the Chickaloon River in order to eat the white men who went into the country. Several people did disappear in that area: it is thought they were eaten by a large brown "Bear" Known to live in the Vicinity........"
Copyright Knik Chiefs Foundation and Friends of Old Knik.......
Information presented is for educational research purposes only.