History of the 1925 Nome Serum Run

Citizens of Nome (and other Alaskans)

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A poignant image of an Inupiat family, undated. The father is holding a miniature drum (native peoples would often gather quite a crowd of European immigrants and Americans when they would hold a dancing ceremony, which would include drums, reed pipes and flutes, rattles and other instruments, and the ceremonies were quite popular). By his right leg is a small model "umiak" boat (a canoe-like boat the Inupiats and Yup'iks of Alaska used for fishing and hunting).
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