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Catherine "Gasolinuk" John posing for me. Her nickname came from an incident where a pilot visiting the village asked her name. Catherine replied, "Gasoline". In Yupik, adding a "uk" to the end of an English word transformed it to a native word so the name became "Gasoline-uk" or "Gasolinuk". She was a very pretty young girl.

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Taken on June 5, 2012