Elder Voices: Frances Wright

Frances Wright was born in Solomon, Alaska, east of the city of Nome. She lived with her family and lived off the land. She didn’t know about the existence of canned vegetables until she moved to Nome at the age of 19.

Hear Frances share stories of growing up in western Alaska. She was 94 at the time of this original interview, done in 2012 for KNOM’s Elder Voices. Elder Voices airs every Wednesday at 11am, and again at 6pm, sharing stories from cherished elders: a voice of the past, a window to the future.


  1. Lynnette Lopez on December 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Shout out to you Grandma! It was real good to hear you once again and to hear your stories of when you were growing up. I miss you. I hope to see you again. #HeardYourStories #FourYearsTooLate

    • Ammie on December 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      So this is the boys great grandma?

  2. Charlotte Davenport on December 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I can hear her stories over and over again and they never get old. Love you and miss you terribly great gram. Your great great grand babies are getting big. Hopefully we will make a trip to see you soon. (If any of my nome family sees this message please read it to her for me)

  3. sageywoman on January 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm


  4. Ron N Cheryl Komakhuk on January 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    My beloved Grandmother … we love you dearly

  5. […] Frances Wright of Solomon recalled the subsistence lifestyle of her youth; her family lived off the land, and she […]