Smokehouses and shanty homes in the village of Newhalen line the coast of Lake Iliamna, the largest freshwater lake in Alaska. Newhalen has less than 200 residents, mostly Native Alaskans, and neighbors Iliamna, which is the site of the Pebble Mine testing and development center.
Smokehouses and shanty homes in the village of Newhalen line the coast of Lake Iliamna, the largest freshwater lake in Alaska. Newhalen has less than 200 residents, mostly Native Alaskans, and neighbors Iliamna, which is the site of the Pebble Mine testing and development center. Medill News Service/MCT
Smokehouses and shanty homes in the village of Newhalen line the coast of Lake Iliamna, the largest freshwater lake in Alaska. Newhalen has less than 200 residents, mostly Native Alaskans, and neighbors Iliamna, which is the site of the Pebble Mine testing and development center. Medill News Service/MCT

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