April 6, 2023
Aubrey Shaquanie, left, and Frank Gordon were step-brothers and teammates on the Petersburg High School State Championship basketball team in 1929. After playing in a 1927 game with the crew of the USCG Cutter Unalga, the local paper said they had the ability to score from almost any angle. Both from Kake, they'd previously attended Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. Frank eventually returned to Kake, married teacher Beatrice Wilson, and went on to serve in local government and as a Tlingit and Haida Central Council delegate. Aubrey was very active in a variety of school activities. He died i...
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