• Pass on the Pride

  • George Attla 1982

    What is the Making of a Champion Mindset?

  • The Sprint Racing Sport

  • Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

    Never Give Up.

  • Keep a Can-Do Attitude!

  • Attla in 1950

    About George Attla

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Spirit of the Wind

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Feb 6, 2012

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Books About George Attla

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Feb 6, 2012

Spirit of the Wind (book) by Lew Freedman The Story of George Attla, Legendary Sled Dog Sprint Champion: In 1958, no one in the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race knew the Athabascan Indian from Huslia who limped to the starting line in Anchorage. But when he finished with the winning time, George Attla […]

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Books by George Attla

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Feb 6, 2012

Everything I Know about Training and Racing Sled Dogs by George Attla, edited by Bella Levorson In the first comprehensive book ever written about sled dog racing, George Attla, one of the world’s top-ranking mushers, passes on all the secrets he has learned in a lifetime devoted to this highly competitive sport. George tells everything […]

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By George It’s Been 50 Years

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Feb 6, 2012

From a speech by Ginger Attla at the celebration of George Attla’s  50 Years of Competitive Racing. The event was held in Huslia in April 2008. In 1958 at the age of 24, George began his career in dog racing by winning the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. Everybody knows that George’s racing team was made up […]

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Tok Race of Champions

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Feb 6, 2012

TOK RACE OF CHAMPIONS The last race of the Alaska dog mushing season, the Tok Race of Champions, held since 1954, is one of the oldest sled dog races in the state. Located in the Tanana Valley between the Tanana River and the Alaska Range and known also as one of the centers of dog […]

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Open North American

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Feb 6, 2012

The first North American Championships (NAC) sled dog derby was held in 1946. Originally a four-day event of 18, 18, 18, and 20 miles, which followed the Chena and Tanana Rivers, the NAC was moved to the Creamer’s Field area in 1953 where it consisted of 20, 20, and 30 mile heats. To learn more, go […]

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More Attla Race Footage

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Feb 6, 2012

See two video clips of George Attla competing in Championship races in Anchorage and Fairbanks.  The footage was taken by KTVA Channel 11 in Anchorage and KTVF Channel 11 in Fairbanks. The Alaska Film Archives of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks provided the 1968 Fur Rendezvous archival film footage in digital format. The last video clip […]

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Early Career

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Feb 6, 2012

How sled dog racing and George Attla’s career started George shares the history of sled dog racing, starting with Koyukuk River area trappers competing against each other to today’s Alaska championship racing circuit. In the early days dogs were pooled from the best village kennels so a musher could race in world championships held Anchorage […]

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