Will Rogers and Wiley Post pose for pictures taken just before boarding Post's self-modified float plane that crashed en route to Point Barrow, Alaska, killing both Rogers and Post. The floatplane takes off from water. Map shows route: Juneau to Dawson, Fairbanks, Alaska; to Anchorage, Alaska and then back to Fairbanks. The words, "Point Barrow" animate on map - line running to Point Barrow, where the plane crashed after an engine failure, while taking off from a lagoon just outside of Point Barrow. Aerial views of the Arctic areas.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. The whaler at Point Barrow, the Northern most point of Alaska. An Eskimo village. Houses, tents, natives and families. Clothes dry on a clothes line. Esquimau mothers pose. A house in the background. A baby named Woodrow Wilson. The most northerly school in the world. Children sitting. Children learn at a manual training shop.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. Reindeer herding at Point Barrow. The largest herd of reindeer in Alaska. The herd grazes in a field. Natives near tents. Natives with reindeer. A reindeer camp in summer. A native holds two puppies. Men brand a young reindeer. A herder and his family outside their tents.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. 4th of July at Point Barrow, Alaska. An Eskimo village. Natives climb up a rope ladder. They take their place on a raised platform with the United States flag flluttering atop. Esquimau man and woman. H. Liebes and Co., a whalebone and fur company in the village. A 104 years old Esquimau woman. An Esquimau man, 'Happy Joe' and another man display their face ornaments.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. Old Chief of a village at Point Barrow invites the crew to a native dance. Esquimau men dance and play an instrument. The village people and crew watch. Esquimau women dance. A blond Esquimau similar to those discovered by explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Esquimaux eating whale skin. Dog nearby. Trading on the ship deck.
The history of famous airplanes. Australian polar explorer Captain Sir George Hubert Wilkins and American aviator Lieutenant Carl Benjamin Eielson in Spitsbergen, Svalbard after completing a 2,200 mile trans-Arctic flight from Alaska to Spitszbergen. Captain Wilkins in a civilian dress. An aircraft being moved out of the area. 'Detroit news, Arctic expedition' written on the side of the airplane. Captain Wilkins and Lt Eielson check over the airplane prior to a take off. Men dressed in civilian garb. The aircraft starts to taxi across the field. It is a Lockheed Vega aircraft. Animated world map shows the start of the Wilkins flight on April 15th from Point Barrow in Alaska and traces the route of the flight to Spitsbergen. The time of the flight was 20 hours, 20 minutes. They land at Green Bay in Spitsbergen.