Four hundred miles up the Yukon River at Kaltag, Alaska, Dolly Solomon and Hazel Olsen work with their mother, Mary Lene Esmailda, to clean and split their salmon catch for drying. All five species of salmon run in the Yukon, although chum and chinook (king) salmon are the primary subsistence fish in this village. Approximately 6,000 chum and 1,100 chinook are harvested here in an average year.
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