Berkman Silas was born December 23, 1923 at Old Minto. His education took to the 3rd grade. He says that the school was held in a log cabin and there wasn't enough room so he left.
When he first began working he worked for $1.00 a day. He worked for the Nenana Railroad for a month then began working on the steamer Nenana on the Yukon River. He worked there every summer.
Berkman believes that the land is the most important things today