Mushing Legend George Attla Dies

Alaska Native dog mushing great George Attla died Sunday of cancer. (Photo by Catharine Axley)

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Alaska Native dog mushing great George Attla has died. The sprint champion known as “The Huslia Hustler” died of cancer on Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 81. Attla’s impact spanned from success in racing to helping village kids connect with mushing.

 

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.