Title supplied by cataloger. Iditarod Trail and Race. Red tent nearly covered with fresh snow. Man sits in tent opening. Slide labeled, 'Photo copyright Joe Redington Sr. Knik, Alaska.' Original format: 35mm color slide
Title supplied by cataloger. Person in a tent. Table with food and cooking utensils set up inside the tent. Folder labeled, 'Iditarod Challenge.' Slide printed 3/1995. Original format: 35mm color slide
This frame of would be covered with canvas to become a useable summer dwelling, qalluvik. A tent like this covered with skins is called an Itchellik by the Nunamiut. A tepee style tent with one pole in the middle is called a napattaq tupiq.
Herbert Heller was an avid collector of historical material on Alaska, with emphasis on the gold-seeking pioneers of 1898. Among these pioneers was his uncle, (Robert) Lynn Smith, a gold miner, jeweler and U.S. Marshal in Alaska. Smith’s career...