Gift of the Whale
The Inupiat Bowhead Hunt, A Sacred TraditionBook - 1999
Bill Hess -a noted photographer - began his association with the Inupiat Eskimos in 1982. Eventually, he got permission to accompany them on their historic whale hunt. This book is his record, in sensitive text and almost 200 stark images, of what he experienced. Hess explores Inupiat history and traditions juxtaposed against contemporary life, never shying away from the controversial aspects of this ancient trek. Gift of the Whale is a rare contribution to Native history.
Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 1999
Branch Call Number: 639.280899/HES 4565 1