42 second, color/silent, film clip of King Islanders attaching a skin hull to an umiak frame. The film opens with men dragging the wooden umiak frame across the snow. Then one of the people cuts the skin and several lace it onto the frame.
Two dancers stand on a tarp spread in front of drummers. The drummers are seated in front of an umiak which has been turned to one side to act as a shelter. Spectators stand behind and are seated in front of the umiak.
Title taken from verso. View of man re-covering umiak, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Photographer's number McC 11220. July 1961. Photographer: Steve McCutcheon. Original photograph size: 5" x 7".
Title taken from verso. View of umiak with crew floating in broken ice off west coast of Alaska. Photographer's number McC 10140. n.d. Photographer: Steve McCutcheon. Original photograph size: 5" x 7".
Title taken from verso. Walrus skin to be used for umiak cover is stretched over boards and rests on barrels to dry, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Also from verso: "Split female walrus skin drying for umiak cover." July 1961. Photographer:...
Title taken from front. An Eskimo boy sits in an umiak holding an oar on the beach at Nome, Alaska. The inside of the umiak is visible so that it is evident how the boat was constructed. Photographer's number 871. n.d. Photographer: O. D. Goetze.