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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
Earrings: Agaruak / Earrings.

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1879-1882

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 72465)

DIMENSIONS: length 12.5 cm

DESCRIPTION:
"The spectators consisted of native inhabitants, dressed in their finery. The women were wearing their best dresses...while on their arms and legs, their necks, and in their ears were as many beads as they could fit in, or all they had" (G. Davydov, Russian naval officer, at a winter dance ceremony on Kodiak Island, 1803).


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