Home   Travel Photos: 2004 2005 2006 --- June - Anchorage and Bethel, Alaska

Landscape between Anchorage and Bethel, Alaska.

Village on the Kuskokwim River, upriver from Bethel, Alaska.

Bethel, Alaska, Airport.

Orutsararmiut Native Woman fishing in the Kuskokwim River in Bethel, Alaska. Because of the high price of groceries, everything comes in by air or barge, virtually everyone fishes. Primarily salmon.

Local fishermen bringing in a catch. The fish are loaded in the iced box in the foreground and immediately shipped by air to Anchorage and the lower 48 States.

Fishermen and fisherwoman on the docks on the Kuskokwim River in Bethel, Alaska.

Seaplane. The most common form of transportation.

Fish drying. EVERYONE does this and then smokes the fish (next picture) and it's the primary food for the local citizens of Bethel, Alaska.

Smoking the fish in a smokehouse.

Interior of Bethel, Alaska airport. Bethel is the "big city" for hundreds of villages. The common language is Yu'pik. Children don't learn English until they start school.