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Toksook Bay, Alaska

Braiding fish

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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

Braiding fish

A family prepares their catch of tomcod. After the fish are gutted, they're braided together using dried grass and then hung outside to dry. The Yup'ik still depend heavily upon subsistence fishing, hunting and gathering. Most residents speak the Yup'ik language at home.

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