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King Island Dots the Bering Sea
 Only 2 1/2 square miles in area, the island lies 85 miles northwest of Nome, Alaska, and 110 miles south of the Arctic Circle.  A village of 150 Eskimos perched on its southern cliff.

Rie went to King Island with her husband Juan in 1951 to teach to the Eskimo children. Few of the 150 inhabitants spoke English, so teaching was a challenge. Practically no-one would go to this rock, frozen in the middle of the Bering Sea, but Juan's photographs document their adventure.

 

Rie Munoz Cuts and Eats Muktuk Eskimo Style
 Rie Munoz made her own cloth parka cover.  Her dogs are family pets.  Eskimos leave their dogs to forage on King Island when they go to Nome for he summer.  A mournful chorus of howls marks their departure.




Hunters in Oomiak Pushing Through Small Icebergs



An Eskimo Walks His Husky with Ukivok Village in Background



Climbing the Stairs to School



Hunters Scouting for Whales and Walrus

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