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Nalukataq, Whaling Festival in Barrow 2020

It is perhaps the most authentic Native American event in Alaska. People there still preserve their old traditions

Nalukataq, Whaling Festival in Barrow in Alaska 2019 - Best Time
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Barrow is the northernmost point in all of the United States territory and one of the most interesting settlements in all of Alaska. The reason is it is inhabited by native people who still preserve their old traditions. In late June, locals celebrate the successful whale-hunting season with dances, songs, eating traditional meals made with whale meat, campfires, and other activities. The most interesting tradition is perhaps a blanket toss, where dancers are throw​n high in the air from a blanket made of seal skins. In addition, the local lifestyle is very interesting, so visitors will have a chance not only to participate in the celebration ​but also see the preserved culture of Native Americans.

Whale slice at the Nalukataq festival 2020
Whale slice at the Nalukataq festival
Blanket toss 2020
Blanket toss
Inupiat drummers at Eskimo Dance 2020
Inupiat drummers at Eskimo Dance