Historical Spotlight: Autumn Mesonga Milligrock

June 3, 2015by Media

Mesonga A. (Milligrock) Atkinson passed peacefully at home on Oct. 10, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Born in Nome in 1939, Atkinson moved soon thereafter to Anchorage. Upon marrying, she and her husband set up a homestead near Goose Bay. As a homemaker, Atkinson found the perfect job working for Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative, an Alaska Nativeowned business founded in 1969. For 23 years, Atkinson knit qiviut, the downy-soft underwool from the Arctic musk-ox. She knit the Shishmaref scarf and smoke ring patterns and helped develop the Tundra and Snow patterns in the two color yarn. During her time with the Co-op, she knit more than 1,300 pieces and helped correct and refine the patterns. Atkinson was President of the Oomingmak Board of Directors for 13 years.

 

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