Roger Dayton lived in Koyukuk, an Athabascan village at the mouth of the Koyukuk River on the Yukon. He spends his winters there working as the maintenance man for the school. In the summer Roger and his family stay in their cabin at Bishop Mountain as do his mother, many of his brothers and sisters and their families.
His mother, Madeline Solomon says of Roger, “Once he gets started with the fishwheel he never stops. All day he’s just back and forth working on fish.”