National Geographic : 1957 Aug
@ National Geographic Society + Loaded from a Shopping Spree, Sled Dogs and Mistress Trudge Home This Indian woman returns from Carmacks to the summer camp where she catches and dries fish for winter dog rations. She speaks little English, but her Athapaskan language is understood by far-flung tribes across interior and western Canada. Kodachromes by Muriel Thurber + Dollhouses for the Dead Mark Indian Graves at Little Salmon Though accepting the Christian faith, Athapaskans at this village still build cottages to give departed souls an earthly home, an expression of far older tribal beliefs. The neatly curtained window reveals a table set with dishes and food, long since dried up.