Tom and BJ’s Lodge reflects our families’ Iñupiat heritage.
We follow the traditions of hunters-gathers also known as a Subsistence living. We hunt, fish, and harvest our food by natures clock: to follow the mating seasons and migration patterns of the animals.
Through the seasons we gather native foods in the Eskimo* tradition. In the summer we pick greens, berries and cut dry fish. In the Fall, there is moose and whale hunting. We make native foods out of all we catch. In the winter, we harvest king crab though the ice with crab pots. We put a couple muskox in the freezer by March. Spring brings us into seal hunting. In mid-May, we hunt ducks and geese.
Our stories and traditions that have been handed down through the generations. We will share a slice of our life with you while you are staying at the Alaskan Northwest Adventures Camp.
*The term “Eskimo” mostly refers to Iñupiat and Yupik peoples of Alaska. In Alaska, Eskimo is in common usage according to the Alaska Native Language Center. Today most refer to the indigenous people of Alaska as “Native Alaskan.”