Harold Kaveolook....

An Iñupiaq from Barrow, Harold Kaveolook was asked by the Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] regional superintendent to establish a primary school in the village of Kaktovik. He arrived in June of 1951. Obtaining scrap lumber from the Air Force and lo cal volunteer labor from the community, he proceeded to construct a one room school house. By September, when the first class was scheduled to begin, he was ready. Although his own high school education had been interrupted by World War II, Kaveolook soon gained a reputation as a fine teacher. [The photo is of Harold Kaveloook and a young friend returning from a hunting trip in 1958].