Dan ONeill was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and moved to Alaska at age twenty-five. He worked construction, studied poetry, built log cabins, hunted, fished, trapped, and ran dogs. As a research associate at the oral history program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, he produced radio and television documentaries for public broadcasting. He wrote three books of nonfiction: The Firecracker Boys (for which he was named Alaska Historian of the Year), The Last Giant of Beringia, and A Land Gone Lonesome. He wrote a political opinion column for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for several years. In 2021, the University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded ONeill the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Dan's slides can be found here as PDF - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ceh1rugyc0q8kb0b88jfi/AnchUUsPwrPtPics1.pdf?rlkey=0w8vnekr63xfhxjh6u7u2x8wr&dl=0
Another good link - akhopecongress.org