Poldine Carlo

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Poldine Carlo
Poldine Carlo in 2014 (cropped).jpg
Poldine Carlo greets a visitor during the 2014 World Eskimo Indian Olympics
Poldine Demoski

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

Poldine Demoski Carlo (December 5, 1920 — May 9, 2018)[1] was an American author and an elder of the Koyukon Alaskan Athabaskans, native people of Alaska.

Born in Nulato, Territory of Alaska, Carlo was a founding member of the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) and also served for the Alaska Bicentennial Commission board, as well as a consultant for the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC).[2] She was the author of Nulato: An Indian Life on the Yukon, which was dedicated in memory of her son, Stewart, who died in 1975 in an auto accident.[3]

Carlo married William "Bill" Carlo in 1940. The marriage produced eight children: five sons (William, Jr., Kenny, Walter, Glenn, and Stewart), and three daughters (Dorothy, Lucy, and Kathleen). She resided in Fairbanks, Alaska.[4]

A building in downtown Fairbanks owned by FNA was christened the Poldine Carlo Building in her honor.


  1. ^ Alaska Native elder Poldine Carlo dies
  2. ^ Engman, Eric (December 26, 2012). "Poldine Carlo". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Poldine Carlo". Project Jukebox. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Google Books. Retrieved December 25, 2013.