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.