National Geographic : 1952 Jul
© National Geographic Society + Eskimo Youngsters "Go Un-Native" in Boots, Jeans, and Plaid Shirts Caps round out the "new look" beside the Inmachuk River at Deering. Pure water is at a premium along such low-lying, ill-drained shores. Settlements con taminate local wells and streams. Safe water often is at an inconvenient distance-six miles from one town. Kodachromes by Amos Burg + Alaska's Long Summer Days Grow Cabbages Big as Boys Gardeners at Unalakleet also raise potatoes, carrots, turnips, and lettuce. Soil made fertile by years of im provements makes the town a truck-garden center. Traditionally food gatherers rather than growers, the Eskimos formerly lived chiefly on the sea's yield.