Agnes Hailstone was born in 1972 born in Noorvik, Alaska. She is 45 years old in 2017. Agnes Hailstone was born the same year that hurricane Agnes hit the United States on June 14, 1972. At the time, it was the worst hurricane to hit the US in recorded history. Is it a coincidence or was Agnes named after the hurricane?
Agnes Hailstone’s Husbands
Agnes Hailstone was in a relationship with a man whose surname was Carter prior to marrying Hailstone. What happened to Agnes Hailstone’s first husband? Unfortunately, we do not know much about Agnes’s first marriage, except that she has a child from Carter, a son named Douglas J Carter.
Agnes Hailstone’s second husband Chip Hailstone (Edward V Hailstone) is 48 years old. He was born in 1969. Chip and Agnes Hailstone met in Noorvik around 29 years ago, circa 1988. Chip Hailstone lived in Kalispell, Montana prior to moving to Alaska.
Agnes is mother to five children with Chip Hailstone: daughters Tinmiaq, Iriqtaq, Mary, Caroline and Qutan. She has an older son Douglas (Doug) Carter and a younger son Jon Hailstone from her first marriage.
Doug is in his early thirties. He is married to Gloria Iyatunguk, they have five kids together. Douglas (Doug) Carter hunts for a living. He and his family live in Deering, AK.
Jon Hailstone also has his own family and is also an accomplished hunter.
Iriqtaq Hailstone is 20 years old. She was very athletic at school, and graduated in 2015. Iriqtaq lives in Ambler, a town on the north bank of the Kobuk River. She is in college. In 2016, Iriqtaq gave birth to a son she named Wade at Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage. Agnes’s daughter had to travel so far because of high-risk pregnancy (Hailstone was diagnosed with preeclampsia). Everything turned out alright.
Mary Hailstone, as a freshman was captain of the basketball team.
Hailstones’ younger daughters still attend Noorvik High School, Noorvik, AK. That is why the Hailstones have to stay in Noorvik during the winters, and move to camps in the spring and summer,
Agnes Hailstone Wiki
Culture: Agnes is native Inupiaq born and raised in Alaska. She comes from a big Alaskan family.
Age: The inspirational hunter is 45 years old in 2017; she was born in 1972 in Noorvik, Alaska.
Agnes Hailstone tattoo meaning: What the tattoo on Agnes’s chin stands for? Chin “stripes” are often stripes are tattooed as part of the ritual of maturity in Eskimo women, a signal that a woman has reached puberty. It was believed thin lines indicate that the girl does not laugh and fool around too much, and is serious and hard working.
Hailstone’s locations include: Kotzebue, AK; Hotham Peak Dr, Noorvik, AK; Deering, AK.
Business: Agnes Hailstone used to be the principal in Hailstones’ company Caribou Arts and Adventures, now inactive.
Agnes Hailstone net worth: Hailstones are subsistence hunters. They hunt for survival and though they do sell some of Agnes’ handicrafts, much of their economy is barter. Hardly do they get a chance to amass assets.
Agnes Hailstone’s Rifle: Agnes shoots a Mosin Nagant on the hunting trips, a five-shot, bolt-action military rifle developed by the Russian Imperial Army from 1882 to 1891. Effective firing range: 500 m (550 yards).
Knife: Agnes’s knife is called Ulu. An ulu (English: “woman’s knife”) is an all-purpose knife used by Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut women. It’s used for skinning and cleaning animals, cutting hair, cutting food, and even trimming blocks of snow used to build an igloo.
Many parts of Agnes Hailstone biography remain a mystery. We don’t even know Agnes Hailstone maiden name.
Agnes Hailstone’s Mother
Agnes has lost her mother, brother and her brother’s girlfriend into the ice. Agnes has been teaching her children what she has been taught by her mother.
We don’t know much about Agnes Hailstone’s mother, but we do know that her husband’s mother, Mary Lois Hailstone is 69 years old and lives in Sitka, Alaska. Prior to moving to Alaska, she lived in Polson, Montana with her husband and Chip’s father Daniel Franklin Hailstone.
Agnes’s Life Below Zero
Most of her time Agnes spends on Alaska’s Kobuk River, nineteen miles north from the Arctic Circle. The family lives off the land, in accordance with Eskimo traditions. Agnes Hailstone and her family became famous thanks to Life Below Zero – popular documentary television series which illustrates the daily activities of subsistence hunters in remote parts of Alaska.
Agnes Hailstone has captured the viewers with her exceptional skill in hunting, including hunting for Oogruk, Alaska’s largest ice seal species, off the remote Kotzebue sound. Her husband and eldest children often help her, although it appears that her husband Chip Hailstone cannot have a gun.
Agnes’s interaction with her children while teaching them the old ways, honor, respect, survival and subsistence living is a true inspiration. She is a great role model as a mother and spouse, and a credit to her people.