The Eskimo Cookbook Project

Ash and Brian Adams traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska back in March to document and photograph surviving contributors to The Eskimo Cookbook, a small cookbook written in 1951 by students of the Shishmaref Day School.  The cookbook details traditional recipes of the Inupiaq village, offering instructions on preparing the plants and wildlife of the region, such as stinkweed, polar bear and whale.

The only thing that could make the brief photo essay at Good Magazine better is if they included copies of recipes or pictures of the traditional dishes being made.  It’s possible that the village will one day soon be swallowed up by the modern city of Nome and cease to exist. [via Good]

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