Ethnographic Landscape Photo Series

             Utrok Atoll - 1975-1977

                  © Glenn Alcalay

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Coconuts for Copra
Alex Katwon--1975--Utrik
Peace Corps house-Utrik
Almira eating fish
Leroij Jutek-Judah--Utrik--------SMALL
Fish trap 1 on reef being set
Utrik to Ellok Island--1975---------SMAL
Utrik funeral 1 wake
Utrik Women's Choir II-------SMALL
after church - utrik - 1976
Minji making handicraft outside-Utrik-19
Turtle 3 eggs - Bikar - 12-1975
ejema kioto and baby - utrik - 1976

This website is designed to give voice to the people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands [RMI] who have firsthand knowledge - in their bodies and DNA, in their memories and permanently in their atolls - of thermonuclear weapons and their destruction, having been at the receiving end of the United States' "foreign policy."'s primary mission is to provide a repository of the unfiltered history of the relationship between the U.S. and RMI through an archive of audio interviews [in both Marshallese and English*] on SoundCloud (previously unavailable to the public) and photographs of downwind Marshall Islanders who were caught in the radioactive fallout from the 67 atomic & hydrogen thermonuclear bombs detonated at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls between 1946-58.


In addition to these rare and powerful interviews conducted between 1981 and 2002 [by Glenn Alcalay & Kai Erikson], numerous unclassified U.S. government documents, U.N. testimonies, NGO reports, and other educational materials regarding nuclear testing issues in the Marshall Islands will also be made available to the public.  Lastly, a large archive of videos and documentary films about the Nuclear Age, from the Manhattan Project to Weapons in Space will be made available.

Our website is dedicated to aolep dri-Majol, people of the Marshall Islands - especially the youth - and all of the glorious people who reside on our dear Mother Earth.  If there is a theme or a meme that truly captures the character and the spirit of this website, it is this:  America nuked the Gentle People.

Glenn Alcalay

Peace Corps Volunteer, Utrok Atoll 1975-1977

Jeramman wot!

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