Our Way of Living
" . We're all well schooled in the way of living .. If you got some meat or some fish or something like that . you shared with the whole village" (Natalie Simeonoff, Kodiak Island Elder, 1991). In Ugashik in the 1880s, when a hunter brought home a seal or beluga whale, the entire village shared in the feast. Each child received a small piece of blubber and carried it away on a special bone or ivory hook.