Title taken from image caption. Three Alaska Native women, one holding a child; an Alaska Native man, and an officer from the Thetis. A dog on the left. The group is standing before the door to an underground dwelling.
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.