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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
Headdress:

LOCATION: Ugashik (Uggásaq), Alaska Peninsula, 1883

REFERENCE: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (NMNH 90453)

DIMENSIONS: 51 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
Alaska Native peoples from the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta to southeastern Alaska made beaded headdresses. Fisher recorded that Alutiiq headdresses were "worn by women at dances and feasts." Women's headdresses had long tails down the back and pendants on the sides. This headdress has a cap of small "seed" beads and a tail of heavier beads that widens at the bottom, an Alaska Peninsula style.


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