[Fur Rendezvous, polar bear, Kotzebue, Nome, Unalakleet, kayak races]
Stewart’s Photo Shop collection
Ivan Stewart (Filmmaker)Oro Stewart (Filmmaker)
Footage features an Alaska Native dance demonstration in front of a crowd on an Anchorage baseball field, a blanket toss, and dog mushers racing across a flat area; polar bears on ice in Northern Alaska; the Kotzebue waterfront, fish drying on racks, children, the post office, the trading post, the Wien Arctic Hotel, a whalebone, and Alaska Native women and a man with closeup views of their faces; Native dancing in Nome with King Island Chief Aulaġana (John Olarana or Olaranna) and others, a blanket toss, and fish drying on racks; the Unalakleet waterfront with kayaks and an airplane on floats, kayak races, and a demonstration of a kayak roll by a man wearing a gutskin parka. The film is made from three shorter reels of film spliced together. The original boxes are labeled as follows: 1) Fur Rendezvous – 100’ $30.00 - #60013. 2) #54 Polar Bear - $15.00. 3) #28 Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Nome, Kayak Races.
16mm film; color; silent
Folk dancingDogsDog teamsDogsleddingSled dog racingPolar bearsFishPost officesHotelsIndigenous peoplesIslandsKayaksAirplanes
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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