Title taken from caption. Notes state: "Reindeer herd in U.S. Government Reindeer Project corral at Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island, Alaska, with coastline in background." Additional notes: "A characteristic trait of different reindeer herds is the direction that they mill or turn. The reindeer herd at Nunivak Island always turn in a clock-wise direction whereas other herds of Alaska are known to travel in a counter-clock-wise direction. In this photograph, looking north over the burial grounds of the natives of Mekoryuk, the sand dunes along the beach, and out over the Bering Sea, a strong substantial corral is built that will handle well over a thousand milling snorting reindeer. Camouflaged fencing is used to keep the highly sensitive and easily frightened reindeer from seeing the various buildings of the Project."
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