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    • Two Inupiat women.

    • Two Inupiat women.

    • Two women stand in their winter outfits, one has a child on her back. They are identified as Norwadluk on the left and Nora on the right.

      Caption: Eskimos are not Indians, but mongoloids. Both have all inherent reverence for their...

    • UAF-1959-875-32
    • Nora and Angnolok.

    • Nora and Angnolok.

    • Two women identified as Nora (left) and Angnolok (right).

      Caption: Eskimos are not Indians, but Mongoloids. Both have all inherent reverence for their ancestors, the Japanese possessing the characteristic a degree stronger than the...

    • UAF-1959-875-34
    • Nora.

    • Nora.

    • Woman identified as Nora poses for a photograph.

      Caption: Eskimos are not Indians, but Mongoloids. Both have all inherent reverence for their ancestors, the Japanese possessing the characteristic a degree stronger than the Eskimos. The...

    • UAF-1959-875-35
    • Muskrat.

    • Muskrat.

    • Title from finding aid.

      A Native Alaskan man wearing a red, white, and blue striped T-shirt and tan jacket is holding up a muskrat hide that has been stretched on a frame. There are two rows of these skins lined up on boards and lying...

    • UAF-1997-108-367
    • Tundra Shack.

    • Tundra Shack.

    • Title from slide.

      "Breakup 1948" is also written on the slide. The Tundra Shack was a business in Bethel, Alaska, located near a quonset hut. "Ice cream" is written on the white sign in red, under the business name written in black. You...

    • UAF-1997-108-394
    • Breakup in Bethel, 1948.

    • Breakup in Bethel, 1948.

    • Title from slide.

      This photo was taken on a sunny day in spring when breakup was occurring, with water covering sections of the ground. The water totally surrounds some buildings, including the pair of gray Quonset huts to the right of the...

    • UAF-1997-108-395
    • Bethel breakup.

    • Bethel breakup.

    • Title from slide.

      A photo of the gray building seen in UAF-1997-108-396 taken from another vantage point. Part of the fishing boat is visible on the left, and a muddy road disappears under the standing water to reappear some distance...

    • UAF-1997-108-398
    • House in Bethel.

    • House in Bethel.

    • Title from slide.

      Also on slide is "V(?) Cann's house, Bethel, breakup 1948." The handwriting was not entirely decipherable. The photo shows a two-story white house with a red gambrel roof and logs covering the lower portion. Four quonset...

    • UAF-1997-108-400
    • Theater in Bethel.

    • Theater in Bethel.

    • Title from indexer.

      Slide reads, "Edsa(?) Theater, breakup, Bethel 1948." The first word is not discernible. Photo is of a long narrow gray building on stilts. Stairs lead up to it, and a ladder leans against the side. Next to the larger...

    • UAF-1997-108-401
    • Bethel airport.

    • Bethel airport.

    • Title from slide.

      An aerial photo of the airport in Bethel, Alaska. At that time, the airport was located on a bend of the Kuskokwim River. The river looks as though it is frozen over, and there is snow along the sides of the runways....

    • UAF-1997-108-405
    • Bethel airport.

    • Bethel airport.

    • Title from indexer.

      "Bethel" was written on the slide. Three silver twin-engine propeller planes are parked on an airport apron, as well as two single-propeller planes farther down (one blue, one red). The closest plane has "Northern...

    • UAF-1997-108-406
    • Bethel.

    • Bethel.

    • Title from slide.

      A frowning man wearing a black coat sits in what may be a military vehicle. The vehicle looks similar in shape to a Jeep, but has all metal sides and roof. The window on the driver's side door is very small compared to a...

    • UAF-1997-108-408
    • Bethel tundra.

    • Bethel tundra.

    • Title from slide.

      The sun breaks through the clouds and lights up the center of this photo of tundra. Bodies of water can be seen, possibly from breakup, with some white snow in the distance. Two women are in the bottom right of the...

    • UAF-1997-108-410
    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Title from slide.

      Many homes appear in this photo, constructed of wood with metal roofs. Snow covers the ground and is deep in some places, partially covering windows on a building to the left. Several people are outside with their backs...

    • UAF-1997-108-422
    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Title from slide.

      A group of about thirty-eight people, many of whom are Native Alaskans, are gathered near a plane with skis for landing gear. The plane says, "Northern Consolidated Airlines" on the side, and "N91015" on its tail. At...

    • UAF-1997-108-423
    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Hooper Bay, 1950.

    • Title from slide.

      Snow covers most of a wooden structure in this photo; a trench is dug out to the doorway so people can enter. Chunks of firewood litter the pathway to the door, and a black box-shaped item rests near the doorway. Hills...

    • UAF-1997-108-425
    • Igloo, Hooper Bay.

    • Igloo, Hooper Bay.

    • Title from slide.

      A dog looking away from the camera, sits on the roof of a Native Alaskan home in Hooper Bay. It appears to be sitting on some dirt which is spread on top of a tarp that drapes down from the metal roof. A tower is next...

    • UAF-1997-108-426

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