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LOOKING BOTH WAYS: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People of Southern Alaska

Introduction
About the People
Alutiiq Villages
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Ancestors
Our History
Our Way of Living
Our Beliefs
Our Family


IMAGE
Bentwood Box:

LOCATION: Nuchek (Núciq), Prince William Sound, 1887-1893

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 168637)

DIMENSIONS: 18 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Georg Steller, a naturalist with the Vitus Bering expedition for Russia in 1741, compared Chugach Alutiiq boxes to similar boxes made by Native peoples in eastern Siberia. He concluded that the ancestors of Alutiiq people must have originally come from Siberia, a view that anthropologists hold today.


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