Gambell, St. Lawrence Island

St. Lawrence Island, located in the Bering Sea between the Alaskan and Russian mainlands, is home to the villages of Gambell and Savoonga. The island, which is about 100 miles long and 40 miles wide, is entirely privately owned by the villages, and visitor accommodations are few. This essay examines this unique, remote corner of the United States, and the culture and traditions of the people that live there.

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