Religion: Maverick Among Eskimos

All along the lower Yukon, Eskimos in sealskin mukluks last week mushed their snarling dog teams to a place called Alakanuk—which means, in Eskimo, "It's a mistake."* They came to tell their political problems to a priest, for the Rev. Segundo Llorente, S.J., has just been elected to Alaska's state legislature, the first Roman Catholic priest to hold elected legislative office in a U.S. state.†

Almost as short (5 ft. 7½ in.), at least as well padded (187 Ibs.), and even more cheerful than most of the Eskimos he serves, Jesuit Llorente, 51, is a maverick candidate—a write-in whose bishop almost forced...

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