Kalskag is tiny, but it is one of the larger communities up the Kuskokwim. It is also the focus of part two of Petra Harpak’s exploration of the fishing life upriver. Some things remain the same all along the river. Men like Michael Savage don’t cut fish.
When asked if Michael cuts fish, he said, “I just fish. My wife and kids, they do the cutting.”
I asked Bolossa Michaelson, “Do you eat tepeq, [fermented fish head]?”