National Geographic : 1928 Jan
Photographs from U. S. Biological Survey A NIMROD Oi THE NORTH With amazing skill, Eskimo boys of Alaska spear the Emperor Geese, from whose skins are made "parkas" (outer garments). Their crude thrower makes it possible to propel a spear much farther than could be done by the hand alone. PUTTING HIS "TRADE-MARK" ON AN EMPEROR GOOSE The most beautiful and least known oftheGeese summering inthe Far North, the Emperor is only avery occasional visitor totheUnited States in northern California. Apeculiarity ofthespecies isthe low altitude at which they often fly.