Slide descriptions: 1 [Map of Alaska with Pt. Hope marked by an arrow]
2 Nov 1960 Ogoturuk[?] on coast 30 mi. SE of Pt. Hope
3 Pt. Hope from air 11/1960
4 Pt. Hope spring 1961
5 [View of ice and coast from air, part of...
These are the Chilkat Dancers from Haines or Port Chilkoot as it was called at the time. The man using the drum on the far left is Carl Heinmiller. Identification courtesy of Blythe Carter, Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center.
Man on the left uses a tool that resembles a metal garden hoe. The other men are using metal scraping tools, called "tuggaun" in Iñupiaq, which are the same tools used to butcher a whale. Scraping is made easier by freezing the skin.
Putting cover on umiak. After they are sewn together using special waterproof stitch, men will stretch skin cover across wood frame and lash them to it. This unusually large boat requires 7-8 skins. Five women work outside, standing. Now about ten...