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Camp on the tundra during the flu epidemic

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The Native people of Naknek left their village and camped on the tundra during the flu epidemic. This image was made by Emery Clifford Colb, a member of the National Geographic Expedition en route to the Katmai area in 1919. University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Manuscripts.

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