Jackson Pearson learns to harvest porcupine quills in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Jackson Pearson learns to harvest porcupine quills in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Gifts from the porcupine

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