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Toksook Bay, Alaska

Flying into Toksook Bay

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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

Flying into Toksook Bay

The only way to get to Toksook Bay is by air or sea. We took a small charter plane from Bethel for the 115 mile journey, flying west over numerous tundra lakes. Toksook is one of three villages on Nelson Island, on the edge of the Bering Sea.

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