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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Biennial Gwich'in Gathering 2016

Hunting is an important part of Gwich'in tribe lifestyle, specifically for the porcupine caribou, which is the main part of their diet. The animal is respected by the tribe, every bit of the caribou is utilized either for food, to make tools, clothing, and traditional art, or to be used in traditional ceremonies and rituals.

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Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Arctic Village, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Lidiya Kan