National Geographic : 1952 Jul
) National Geographic Society 4 City-bound Students Cheerfully Face One to Four Years Away from Home These Eskimo pupils, flanked by teachers, are ready to sail from Gambell, St. Lawrence Island. At the Mt. Edgecumbe School near Sitka they will learn high school subjects and acquire special skills useful in earn ing a living in the Far North. Kodachromes by Amos Burg + Their Pay Is Peanuts, but What More Could Hungry Youngsters Ask? Cecil Cole, second officer of the North Star, hands out the delicacies to Eskimo lads and lasses who fetched and carried for him while erecting fuel-oil tanks for the school at Point Lay. Eskimo children, though seldom disciplined, are helpful and enthusiastic.