One of my sister's friends from her bush village was in the hospital. Alaskan Native Indians receive 100% free health care. They have their own beautiful hospital here in Anchorage and throughout the hospital are display cases of native art.
This rain jacket is made from seal or bear intestines for natural waterproofing.
A native family
A beautiful display of native beadwork
Porcupine quill and beaded barrette
Beaded purse and earrings
Beaded baby slippers
Beaded boots with beaver fur. The soles are made with smoked moosehide.
This was just a small sampling of the beautiful artwork on display. We drove home, keeping our eyes peeled for moose, but to no avail. Time for rest and some laundry...