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Rossman Peetok

Rossman Peetok

Rossman Peetok is an Iñupiaq elder from Wainwright, Alaska. He was born in Wainwright in 1932 and was raised living a traditional hunting and fishing lifestyle. He was twelve years old when he first went out fishing on the frozen lagoon near the village, and was fourteen when he went out onto the sea ice to help with whaling. Rossman stared in the 1969 Walt Disney movie "Track of the Giant Snow Bear," that was filmed near Barrow. For many years, Rossman has generously shared his knowledge and observations of change with those interested in learning.

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