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  • "Heimo lined the boat upriver, while Edna walked along the bank with Coleen on her shoulders. Coleen loved to be umucked, the Siberian Yupik word for toting someone on your shoulders. She loved the vantage point and waved to Heimo from the riverbank. Heimo waved back and occasionally shouted 'I love you, Guroy,' their affectionate nickname for Coleen. After the way she'd devoured her cake at her birthday party, they started calling her 'Guroy,' a Yupik word that translated to something like 'Little Piggy.'"

    —James Campbell, The Final Frontiersman (New York and London: Atria Books, 2004), 213

    September 17, 2008