|Wayengi (Josephine Ungott, daughter of Andrew Uziva) |
and Napaaq (Florence Maligutkaq, daughter of
Peter Aghnilu) from Gambell, dressed in winter
The anthropologists worked extensively with numerous St. Lawrence Island community elders and regional knowledge experts to properly identify individuals, places, and lifeways depicted in the images. More importantly, however, the community experts recreated hundres of personal narratives to accompany the images, essentially giving new life and context to the images. According to the authors, "the photographs offerred critical information on personalities, people's lifestyles, and local scenes depicted by a caring, though uninformed, medical doctor on his short visits to the community."
|Kingungha (Thelma Apatiki, born 1903), wife of|
Homer Apatiki, with her son Akinginaaq
(Holden Apatiki, born 1929). (N42747)
--Jennifer R. O'Neal, NMAI Archive Center