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Bowhead whaling at Point Hope

Point Hope is a very ancient Inupiat Eskimo whaling village located north of Kotzebue on a finger of land pointing into the Chukchi Sea.
Point Hope whaler
Landing a bowhead whale, Point Hope
Three whalers, Point Hope Three whalers, Point Hope

Raising the U.S. flag after a bowhead is caught
Sharpening the flenser to cut up the bowhead
Out of respect for the bowhead, the jawbone is returned to the sea
After a successful season, the whalers celebrate the nulukatuk feast.