Inupiaq and Yupik People of Alaska (Alaska Geographic)

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9781566610568: Inupiaq and Yupik People of Alaska (Alaska Geographic)

Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.

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An independent scholar, Ann Fienup-Riordan received a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1980. She has lived, worked, and taught in Alaska since 1973 and is the author of several books. In October 2000, she received the Alaska Federation of Natives President's Award for her work with Alaska Natives.

Susie Silook is originally from Gambell, on St. Lawrence Island. She has lived most of her life in Nome and Anchorage with her two children. After a three-year stint in the Army, Silook began carving ivory and has been a working artist since 1984. She's participated in numerous group shows, as well as a solo show in San Francisco. In 2000 she received the Artist of the Year Award under the Governor's Arts Award program, and in 2001 she won the prestigious Eiteljorg Museum's Native American Fellowship and the ACLU's Spirit Award. Also an avid poet, her publication credits include "Nimrod;" "Umyuugwagka: My Mind, My Consciousness;" "Alaska Quarterly Review;" and "Explorations." She has also published poems, essays, and opinions with the Anchorage Daily News.

Lawrence D. Kaplan is director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, teaches linguistics and Alaska Native language, and works with the Inupiaq language. He is involved with producing dictionaries in Inupiaq and has coauthored an Eskimo dictionary that includes comparisons of the Eskimo language and also contains related items from Aleut.

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