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  • Moments from an Interactive Exhibition.
     // Humanities; Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p12 

    Answers several questions regarding the masks and culture of the Yup'ik people in Alaska. Masks that were developed by Alaska natives as a result of their interactions with Klondike gold miners; Meaning of the stripes and colors on the Yup'ik masks and sculptures; Impact of television on Yup'ik...

  • On Top of the World.
    Millbrooke, Anne; Wilmore, Kathy // Junior Scholastic; 12/11/2006, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p12 

    The article presents information about the life style of Yupik Eskimos on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska.

  • YUP'IK ELDERS IN MUSEUMS: FIELDWORK TURNED ON ITS HEAD.
    Fienup-Riordan, Ann // Arctic Anthropology; 1998, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p49 

    Describes efforts begun in 1994 to bring Yup'ik elders in direct contact with museum collections gathered from their region 100 years ago to simultaneously preserve their knowledge and make it available to scholars and Yup'ik community members. Yup'ik reaction to learning about the existence of...

  • A WOMAN'S VAPOR: YUPIK BODILY POWERS IN SOUTHWEST ALASKA.
    Morrow, Phyllis // Ethnology; Fall2002, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p335 

    Discusses the mentrual traditions among Yupik Eskimos of southwest Alaska. Nature of prohibitions; Details on the menstrual regulations; Conclusions.

  • Apart of the world.
    Miller, Julie A. // Education Week; 05/28/97, Vol. 16 Issue 35, p28 

    Examines the education of the Yupik Eskimos in Alaska and the life of teachers working with them. Question on the relevance of some subjects to the fishing and hunting life of the natives; Educators' difficulties in responding to state initiatives encouraging school-to-work programs; Culture...

  • Eroding AK village documents relocation.
    Miller, Julie A. // Confederated Umatilla Journal; Nov2012, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p26 

    The article reports on the newtokmoves.org website created by the Yup'ik Eskimo community of Newtok, Alaska to document relocation efforts.

  • Contemporary "Traditional" Cultures of the Peoples of the North.
    Funk, Dmitri A. // Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia; Winter2013-2014, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p8 

    The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one on beliefs among Evenki and the Yup'ik Eskimos and another on Evenki language.

  • Hypertension and diabetes among Siberian Yupik Eskimos of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
    Schraer, Cynthia D.; Ebbesson, Sven O.E. // Public Health Reports; 1996 Supplement, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p51 

    Studies the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among Siberian Yupik Eskimos in Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Blood pressure levels; Correlates of hypertension.

  • Cutting meat, sewing skins, telling tales: Women's stories in Gambell, Alaska.
    Jolles, Carol Zane // Arctic Anthropology; 1994, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p86 

    Explores the construction of ethnographer/consultant relationships and the nature of narratives which develop in the context of data collection. Major concerns in anthropology; Presentation of three women narratives tied to the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Gambell, St. Lawrence, Alaska; Examination...

  • Academic and practical intelligence: A case study of the Yup'ik in Alaska.
    Grigorenko, Elena L.; Meier, Elisa; Lipka, Jerry; Mohatt, Gerald; Yanez, Evelyn; Sternberg, Robert J. // Learning & Individual Differences; Jun2004, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p183 

    We assessed the importance of academic and practical intelligence in rural and relatively urban Yup''ik Alaskan communities with respect to Yup''ik-valued traits rated by adults or peers in the adolescents'' communities. A total of 261 adolescents participated in the study; of these adolescents,...

  • 21st-century Eskimos.
    Grigorenko, Elena L.; Meier, Elisa; Lipka, Jerry; Mohatt, Gerald; Yanez, Evelyn; Sternberg, Robert J. // Storyworks; Jan2014, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p25 

    The article gives information on the Yup'ik which is now commonly known as 21st Centaury Eskimos. They are a group of indigenous peoples of the western, southwestern, and southcentral Alaska and a part of Russia which is now called as Serbia. Further the article cites that now Yup'iks live...

  • Needlefish and the Two Grandmothers.
    Conway, Diana C. // Highlights for Children; May95, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p16 

    Presents a Yupik Eskimo knife story, retold by the author, `Needlefish and the Two Grandmothers.'

  • Clearing the Path: Metaphors to Live by in Yup'ik Eskimo Oral Tradition.
    Fienup-Riordan, Ann // American Indian Quarterly; Winter94, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p61 

    Introduces the Yup'ik Eskimo oral tradition and the metaphors central to it by comparing two tales. Focus in Yup'ik narrative on the acts of "clearing path" and "creating a barrier" to teach about the Yup'ik view of the world; Role of narrative in communicating the view in western Alaska;...

  • AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL YUPIK: A REGIONAL OVERVIEW FOR THE YUKON-KUSKOKWIM DELTA, NORTHERN BRISTOL BAY, AND NUNIVAK ISLAND.
    Shaw, Robert D. // Arctic Anthropology; 1998, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p234 

    Presents a regional overview of the Central Yupik, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Northern Bristol Bay and Nunivak Island. Basis for grouping the three islands; Cultural history; Expansion of coastal residents onto the delta; Effect of technological innovation and population growth.

  • "Kenekngamceci Qanrutamceci (We Talk To You Because We Love You)": Yup'ik "Culturalism" at the Umkumiut Culture Camp.
    Fienup-Riordan, Ann // Arctic Anthropology; 2003, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p100 

    Discusses the role of culture camps that have emerged in rural Alaska. Concern for the widening gap between the older and younger generations of Yupik Eskimos; Formation of the Calista Elders Council; Opportunity for elders to transmit subsistence skills, oral history, and cultural traditions...

  • Serologic and Clinical Outcomes of 1536 Alaska Natives Chronically Infected with Hepatitis B Virus.
    McMahon, Brian J.; Holck, Peter; Bulkow, Lisa; Snowball, Mary // Annals of Internal Medicine; 11/6/2001, Vol. 135 Issue 9, p759 

    Determines the incidence of and risk factors for adverse events and clearance of hepatitis B e antigen and surface antigen in carries of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Population-based cohort study of hepatitis B carriers in Yupik Eskimos in Alaska; Increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma with...

  • Village Voices.
    Vanasse, Deb // Faces (07491387); Jan2009, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p22 

    The article profiles the Yup'ik people, meaning "real people" who live in southwestern Alaska. It states that Yup'ik people are among the three Alaskan native groups commonly know as Eskimos who are originally nomadic and harvested fish, moose, and berries with the seasons. Accordingly, dancing...

  • Digital Dermatoglyphic Patterns of Eskimo and Amerindian Populations: Relationships between Geographic, Dermatoglyphic, Genetic, and Linguistic Distances.
    Crawford, M. H.; Duggirala, R. // Human Biology; Oct92, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p683 

    Dermatoglyphic traits have been used to assess population affinities and structure. Here, we describe the digital patterns of four Eskimo populations from Alaska: two Yupik-speaking villages from St. Lawrence Island and two Inuit groups presently residing on mainland Alaska. For a broader...

  • PATRICIA BULITT: GUTSONGS AND OTHER DANCES.
    Scarborough, Jessica // Fiberarts; Sep/Oct84, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p50 

    This article features the experience of Patricia Bulitt teaching dance in schools in Hooper Bay, Alaska. According to the author, Bulitt's impressions of Alaska and her encounters with the Yup'ik people inspired many of her dances. She claims that the interest of Bulitt in Eskimo dress led her...

  • Oomingmak.
    Berlo, Janet Catherine // Piecework; Jan/Feb96, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p50 

    The article traces the history of the founding of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative, a society of Yupik Eskimo women who sells their hand knitted scarves, hats, tunics and articles. The crafts being sold by the women are made from qiviut, the fine underwool shed by the musk ox. The...

  • Exuberant Complexity: The Interplay of Morphology, Syntax, and Prosodyin Central Alaskan Yup'ik.
    Mithun, Marianne // Linguistic Discovery; 2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5 

    Written varieties of many languages show greater syntactic complexity than their spoken counterparts. The difference is not surprising: writers have more time to create elaborate structures than speakers, who must produce speech in a steady stream. As documentation grows of the effects of...

  • The Eye of the Dance.
    Gill, Michael // Humanities; May/Jun96, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p19 

    Highlights the exhibition `Agayuliyararput: The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks' at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Anchorage, Alaska. Importance of masks making to the Yup'ik people of Alaska; Culture of the Yup'ik people; Description of the style of the masks.

  • Complex Mask, Yup'ik.
    DORFMAN, JOHN // Art & Antiques; Mar2011, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p96 

    The article focuses on the Yup'ik Eskimo mask. The mask sold for more than 2.5 million U.S. dollars at the Winter Antiques show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in January 2011. The mask was collected at the beginning of the 20th century by Adams Hollis Twitchell, a trader who took notes...

  • ADAPTING CHRISTIANITY ON THE SIBERIAN EDGE DURING THE EARLY SOVIET PERIOD.
    Leete, Art; Vallikivi, Laur // Folklore (14060957); Sep2011, Vol. 49, p131 

    The focus of this article is on different adaptations of Christianity by the northern indigenous peoples of Russia in the early Soviet period. We shall examine the community of Yup'ik Eskimo maritime hunters who experimented with Christian ritual forms in order to overcome the crisis caused by...

  • The Yup'ik way of making prayer.
    Leete, Art; Vallikivi, Laur // Natural History;  

    Reports on the prayer ritual of the Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska. Abandonment of dance rituals; Gathering after freeze-up in winter villages; Preparation for the Agayuyaraq winter ceremony; Effect of arrival of Christian missionaries in the 1840s.

  • Soldier Brings Eskimo Culture to Iraq.
    Noggle, Michael R. // Soldiers; May2006, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p48 

    This article features Sergeant Paul Bavilla of the Alaska National Guard's 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry. Bavilla is a Yupik Eskimo. He is known as an Eskimo Scout, a title refering to an individual who is an expert at living and surviving in harsh weather conditions in Alaska. Bavilla can stay...

  • Hard Times Along the Kuskokwin.
    Mason, Lynn D. // Natural History; Aug/Sep75, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p66 

    Describes the social and economic problems being faced by the Kuskowagamiut Eskimo of Alaska as a result of their transition to modern life. Kuskowagamiut's struggle to retain their cultural identity; Debilitating effects of disease and economic hardship resulting from Western contact; Erratic...

  • Adventures in Alaska.
    RADICH, KATHLEEN MARY; Rattey, Julie L. // Catholic Digest; Sep2008, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p92 

    The author focuses on her experiences as a Franciscan Sister assigned to minister the rural villages of western Alaska. She recalls that she encountered several challenges upon her arrival in 1997 such as the lack of running water and adjustment to the Yup'ik life. She notes that she visits the...

  • The Commemoration Rite of Asiatic Yup'ik [Eskimos] and the Contemporary Ritual Space of Novoe Chaplino and Sirenkiki.
    Oparin, Dmitri A. // Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia; Winter2013-2014, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p59 

    The article examines the practice of feeding ancestors and spirits, widespread among the Asiatic Yup'ik. The most organized and ritualized way of feeding can be seen in the commemoration of the dead. The author describes in detail the contemporary commemoration rite of the Asiatic Yup'ik; he...

  • Minuk (Book).
    Sherif, Sue; Jones, Trevelyn E.; Toth, Luann; Charnizon, Marlene; Grabarek, Daryl; Larkins, Jeanne // School Library Journal; Oct2002, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p164 

    Reviews the book 'Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway,' by Kirkpatrick Hill and illustrated by Patrick Faricy.

  • In a Different Light: Growing Up in a Yu'pik Eskimo Village in Alaska (Book).
    Deering, Andy J. // Multicultural Review; Dec96, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p90 

    Reviews the book "In a Different Light: Growing Up in a Yu'pik Eskimo Village in Alaska," by Carolyn Meyer.

  • Mountain Village Youth Heads to UN In Geneva.
    Deering, Andy J. // Alaska Business Monthly; Jun2005, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p9 

    Reports that Trina Landlord, a Yupik Eskimo and employee of First Alaskans Institute, has been chosen for the Indigenous Fellowship Programme at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland. Opportunity for Landlord to study international...

  • CULTURAL SHIFT, PSYCHOTHERAPY, AND THE YUPIK ESKIMO.
    Jordan, James B. // International Review of Modern Sociology; Spring97, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p1 

    A cross-cultural psychological investigation of the historical factors that have influenced personality features of the Yupik (Siberian) Eskimos of the St Lawrence lsland, Alaska area Discussion centers on the cultural shift that has occurred from the 1880's to the present, including traditional...

  • Keeper of the Sacred Bundle-- Alaska.
    Jordan, James B. // Whispering Wind; 2012, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p26 

    The article discusses Elaagna mallra, also known as Sergie Nick, a teacher that functioned as a keeper, one who keeps and tells stories important to a Native American tribe, clan or village's culture, at Pitka's Point, a village in Alaska. Elaagna told stories and taught students the Yup'ik...

  • Safe Water?
    Tirado, Michelle // American Indian Report; Jan2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p18 

    Discusses the sanitation systems in Hooper Bay, a Yu'pik village in rural Alaska. Commitment of Governor Tony Knowles of Alaska to give rural Alaskans access to safe water; Information on the water and waste management systems of Hooper Bay; Amount of monthly interim fee per family for the...

  • SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROFILE OF ALASKA NATIVES.
    Champagne, Duane; Maas, David // Native America: Portrait of the Peoples; 1994, p225 

    An encyclopedia entry about the social and economic profile of the native people of Alaska is presented. Over 100,000 Alaska Natives live in the U.S. During the 1980s, the Inuit and Yupik population increased by 30 percent. It is said that Alaska Natives are younger compared to the general...

  • The Social Role of Technology in Coastal Alaska.
    Frink, L. // International Journal of Historical Archaeology; Sep2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p282 

    Novel technologies linked to women and men through identity-demarcated tasks and knowledge sets can potentially have differential and even long-term effects on each group. This study follows the trajectory of two significant imports into the coastal western Alaskan system, the firearm and the...

  • We Are All Paddling a Kayak Through Open Tundra.
    Frink, L. // Place of the Pretend People; 1996, p109 

    The article discusses the author's experience as a teacher in the village of Tununak in Alaska. She noticed when people in Tununak talked about money. Yup'ik Eskimos had lived on or near the site of Tununak for two thousand years, but cash had not come to the village until 1930, when the...

  • PLACE OF THE PRETEND PEOPLE.
    Frink, L. // Place of the Pretend People; 1996, p225 

    The article discusses the author's experience as a teacher in the village of Tununak in Alaska. She recalls a Yup'ik Eskimo boy who sat beside her during her flight from Anchorage to Bethel. She looked at the boy's arm and managed to read the village name typed on the bracelet. She had been to...

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
    Frink, L. // Place of the Pretend People; 1996, p240 

    The article presents a biography of author Carolyn Kremers. Long before her first visit to Alaska in 1973, Colorado native Kremers had wanted to live in the Alaskan bush. In 1986 she accepted an invitation to teach music and English at a school in a remote Yup'ik Eskimo village on Nelson Island....

  • Embodied Knowledge, Relations with the Environment, and Political Negotiation: St. Lawrence Island Yupik and Iñupiaq Dance in Alaska.
    Ikuta, Hiroko // Arctic Anthropology; 2011, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p54 

    This article explores how Alaskan Eskimos' relationship with the environment is recapitulated in their indigenous forms of dance and what roles these dances play in political discourse. Traditional dance has been a means by which Alaskan Eskimos express their sentiment about the environment. It...

  • A Whalebone Mask from Amaknak Island, Eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
    Rogers, Jason S.; Anichtchenko, Evguenia V. // Arctic Anthropology; 2011, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p66 

    In August 2007, a whalebone mask was excavated from a 3,000-year-old settlement site in the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Although wooden masks are ethnographically common and well-documented from most other regions of coastal Alaska, examples made from bone or other materials are quite...

  • In Two Worlds: A Yup'ik Eskimo Family (Book).
    Schuller, Susan // School Library Journal; Sep89, Vol. 35 Issue 13, p264 

    Reviews the book "In Two Worlds: A Yup'ik Eskimo Family," by Aylette Jenness and Alice Rivers.

  • Yup'ik Cosmology to School Mathematics: The Power of Symmetry and Proportional Measuring.
    Lipka, Jerry; Andrew-Ihrke, Dora; Yanez, Eva // Interchange; May2011, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p157 

    This article shows how Yup'ik cosmology, epistemology, and everyday practice have implications for the teaching of school mathematics. Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) has a long-term collaborative relationship with Yup'ik elders and experienced Yup'ik teachers. Because of this long-term...

  • Web Site Review: POLAR REGIONS.
    Husted, Susie; Mandell, Phyllis Levy; Minkel, Walter // School Library Journal; Mar2002, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p73 

    Reviews the Web site for the Arctic Studies Center from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Features which include information based on various Arctic-related NMNH exhibits in Washington, D.C.; Items which include information on Yup'ik masks and on the...

  • NATIVE ARTS AND CRAFTS.
    Husted, Susie; Mandell, Phyllis Levy; Minkel, Walter // Alaska Almanac; 2008, Issue 32, p160 

    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,...

  • Worth Noting.
    GAJEWSKI, KAREN ANN // Humanist; Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p48 

    The article presents world news briefs as of November 2012. Climate change and soil erosion is threatening an Alaskan settlement of the Yup'ik Eskimo people near the Bering Sea. A study published in the science journal "Nature" revealed that the biodiversity of many tropical forests continues to...

  • Don't be afraid of the big, bad wolf.
    Burnside, John // New Statesman; 1/25/2013, Vol. 142 Issue 5142, p53 

    The author offers opinions on nature and civilization and human-animal relationships. He expresses longing for the relationship with nature he sees as being expressed by a wolf mask created by the Yupik Eskimos, which is said to acknowledge both the transformative power of nature on human beings...

  • RELATED READING.
    Burnside, John // Place of the Pretend People; 1996, p239 

    The article presents a list of books and articles related to the Yup'ik Eskimos in Alaska. The books include "Raven's Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight," by Richard Adams Carey, "Boundaries and Passages: Rule and Ritual in Yup'ik Eskimo Oral Tradition," by Ann Fienup-Riordan and "Yup'ik...

  • Water: The Gift of a Good Question.
    Fienup-Riordan, Ann // Arctic Anthropology; 2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p201 

    This paper explores the lasting influence of Ernest Burch's scholarship on my research in southwest Alaska. Although Tiger worked in a different part of the north and mined very different primary sources than I, his curiosity and meticulous documentation provided models that continue to inspire....

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