This Tiny, Isolated Alaska Village Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind
By Catherine Armstrong|Published October 15, 2017
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
One of the best things about Alaska is the fact that it’s so rugged and remote. This is a state where you can still find a few communities who live completely off the land. Here’s one little village where the people live a subsistence lifestyle.
Sadly, the little village of Shishmaref may not be around much longer. Due to global warming, the town may be under water within a decade. Residents voted to move their village to the mainland last year, but haven’t yet done so. The cost is prohibitive, and they worry that they’ll lose the heritage they’ve always known.