January 2008
Alaska Almanac;2008, Issue 32, p160
Book Chapter
Information on native arts and crafts in Alaska from a section of the book "The Alaska Almanac," 32nd edition is presented. Traditional arts and crafts were created for ceremonial and utilitarian purposes. The Natives are known for their use and manipulation of natural materials, such as roots, bark and grasses, to supply life's needs. The Iñupiat are known for making objects out of sea mammal parts, while the Yup'ik rely heavily on the coastal rye grass for their intricate coiled baskets.


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