What a wonderful record, Majik! I just discovered this forum.
I have only been to Alaska in the summer, and found the people wonderful and the landscape beautiful. I was amazed at how sharp the tree line was, and how chilly it was on the Artic Ocean shore.
You have lived with what the natives have to endur, and I can't agree more about outside interference. I have nothing but disgust for Greenpeace and others like them, and for the meddling of our government in the lives of people. God provided all these resources for our use, and so long as we use them wisely, they are ours. To limit peoples ability to obtain food, clothing, and other necessities for life is truly criminal! Unfortunately, this is what governments want - to keep us under their thumb so they have the power.
I grew up on a farm in Michigan, and the heavy hand of government was there too, keeping us from obtaining our full potential. I guess the difference is, we didn't risk freezing or starving where we were.
I just love your photos, and the conditions you were under making them is unbelieveable. I didn't know you could process and print under those conditions. I see why you love those people and that area.