Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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  Inupiat Cemetery. Photograph © Subhankar Banerjee
Photograph © Subhankar Banerjee

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Inupiat Cemetery

On a cold, crisp November morning, I leave Robert’s house to visit the cemetery only a few hundred yards away. The cemetery is marked by a pair of bowhead whale jawbones; the scene is silent. This is a sign of reverence, I think—a sign of the relationship the Inupiats have with the whale.
—Subhankar Banerjee


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