Topics » Health   Oct. 27, 2011

Toksook Bay, Alaska

Tundra berries

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Flying into Toksook BayThe villageYup'ik EskimosGetting around in Toksook 400 miles to RussiaBraiding fishDrying grass for next seasonTomcodDried fish for the winterTundra berriesA barge arriving in ToksookToksook's ClinicParting shot

Tundra berries

The tundra that surrounds Toksook is covered in berry-producing shrubs that yield fruit in the summer and fall months. Berries are the only native source of Vitamin C in this region and are an important part of the diet. The tundra is made up of dwarf shrubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens.

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