Nuiqsut and Barrow

In mid-late August I had to travel north again to the village of Nuiqsut for a meeting and to inspect an old landfill site upstream of Nui on the Colville River.  Our guide in Nuiqsut was a village elder, who is also a whaling captin.  The villagers were prepping for their whaling season which started the next week.  We got to see a lot of their traditional whaling equipment.  Captin Edward displayed his new hand made harpoon.  From Nui I flew across the N Slope to Barrow where I had an afternoon to kill waiting for my flight bck to Anchorage.  I decided to play tourist and do some window shopping for native crafts.  The locals make all kinds of earrings from fossilized mammoth bones and whale parts.

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