My parents are Henry Wiehl Sr and Elizabeth Newman of Rampart.
My maternal grandparents are Turok Newman and Hilda Alashook. My paternal grandparents
are John Wiehl and Florence Mayo. I was born in Tanana.
I learned to sew from my grandmother and began sewing when
I was about 14 years of age. I have seven children now, so I have had a lot of practice
sewing, making them fur hats, fur mitts, slippers, booties, and all of the things they need.
I continue to sew because I enjoy the sewing very much. It is very relaxing and rewarding.
Here in the village we have the time: the time for sewing, the time for hunting, the time
for berry picking. If you live in town you do not have time for these things.