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Orthodox Native American Graves, Eklutna, Alaska

This image shows a few of the enclosures built by Native Americans who have converted to the Orthodox Christian faith.

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The description states:

INDIAN BURIAL GROUND AT EKLUTNA ON THE PALMER — ANCHORAGE HIGHWAY, ALASKA

These colorful miniature houses were erected on the graves of Alaskan Indians and in them were placed some of their most precious possessions.

–Such practices are often the result of melding of two different cultural traditions in unique ways when religious conversions take place in societies with well developed and complex religious rituals.

This card was used and is dated 28 August 1969.

Alaskan Glacier

This postcard is an aerial picture of one of Alaska’s larger glaciers, but it is unidentified in the picture itself.

Arctic Circle Enterprises, Anchorage Alaska, Photo by Frank H. Whaley.

The description on the back is very brief and not particularly informative:

A river of ageless ice forms one of Alaska’s scenic wonders. Wien Air Alaska

–This card was mailed and is postmarked 22 August 1980, so the photo likely dates from shortly before that time.