Six miles south of Bethel, a couple dozen colorful homes are scattered on the wet tundra. Oscarville, the smallest village on the Lower Kuskokwim, was settled in 1908 when a couple from Napaskiak moved across the river and opened a trading post. Primarily a subsistence community, Oscarville has no air strip, power plant, running water, or roads. The Kuskokwim River is their highway, their grocery store, and their water source.