The Gwichin & Arctic Refuge
Called "Caribou People," the Gwich'in depend on the caribou, which depend, in turn, on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, also shown here. Read more on the Gwich'in at www.gildartphoto.com/gwichin.htm
Arctic Cotton is caribou food
Cotton grass, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, is an essential food component for caribou.
Red fox in ANWR
Red Fox near Caribou Pass in Arctic Refuge, returning with food for young.
Caribou heads are considered a delicacy, and are prepared by roasting them over fire.
Carolyn Frank cleans caribou stomach
Carolyn Frank of Arctic Village prepares caribou stomach for meal.
Caribou Is Our Life say these three girls, as does the rest of the Gwich'in nation.
Preparing caribou meat for potlatch
Women of Arctic Village prepare caribou for potlatch
Northern lights near Arctic Village
Located about 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Arctic Village is often graced by northern lights.
Moses Sam, Gwich'in elder
One of my most published photographs, Time Life, Christian Science Monitor, National Wildlife and a dozen or so more