National Geographic : 1965 Nov
Concern for the welfare of Eskimos impels scientist Wayne C. Hanson of Battelle-Northwest Laboratory to con duct radiation tests in Kotzebue. He found that radiation in northern Alaska Eskimos-though within safe limits increases with the amount of caribou they eat. Caribou absorb radioactivity from lichens, which, because of their long life, accumulate more fallout ma terials than other Arctic vegetation. Almond-eyed Eskimo girl attends first grade at the Bureau of Indian Af fairs School in Barrow. About 35 of Barrow's 1,500 Eskimos work at ARL. Thirty-below weather fails to halt basketball at Anaktuvuk Pass, 240 miles south of Barrow. Once-nomadic Eskimos converted this former hunting camp into a village and began a school.