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Chip and Agnes

Chip and Agnes Hailstone outside their home in Noorvik, Alaska.

Chip and Agnes Hailstone outside their home in Noorvik, Alaska.

Photograph by 2012 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Valorie Hobson
Valorie Hobson

As with many others - love this show & the different personalities of the people on it.  So interesting to know why Sue cannot live in a permanent structure & also to hear how the rules of native Alaskan hunting limit Chip.  Please keep this show on - it's SO enjoyable and unique!  Thanks to all on the show as they are super folks who teach us so much about life and how there is so much more to it than our life in the lower states!

Jenifer Nimmo
Jenifer Nimmo

I was wondering what the significance of the tattoo on Agnes' chin is?

Jenifer Nimmo
Jenifer Nimmo

I was wondering what the significance of the tattoo on Agnes' chin is?

A L.
A L.

@Jenifer Nimmo I have no idea what her tattoo means. Yet, she and her brother hunt seal over open water with a shotgun.  A shotgun is a scatter shot.  It has the capacity to wound but not kill.  It is effective over LAND. One usually tracks his/her prey after a shotgun hit.  However, over water, prey tends to dive after a hit that wounds.

Beverly Schrider
Beverly Schrider

@A L. @Jenifer Nimmo They are ALWAYS very respectful to the animals and about the food they hunt. It's so admirable that they have agreed to share their exciting lives with us. Good things come from sharing...sharing traditions from Eskimo tribes, learning how they live such a self-sustaining life. They don't hunt to waste food. They hunt what they need to survive and what they can share with their community. I look forward to watching MORE of their skills and hope to learn a thing or two.