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

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Our Way of Living
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IMAGE
Doll:

LOCATION: Karluk 1 site, Kodiak Island, A.D. 1400-1750

REFERENCE: Alutiiq Museum, Koniag, Inc. Collection (UA85.193.3980)

DIMENSIONS: 10.5 cm high.

DESCRIPTION:
"There was a time to play with your toys; there was a time to put them away.If you see the geese come from the south, you pray, you make the sign of a cross and say 'thank you Lord'. The other ones were the swallows. The swallows were when you took your dolls out. That's the sign" (Lucille Antowak Davis, Kodiak Island Elder, 1997). Each type of game was played at a certain time of the year. Tops were spun in winter to hasten the return of the sun.


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