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Agayuliyararput (Our Way of Making Prayer): The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks

October 24, 1997 – January 4, 1998

Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: 1st Floor, East Wing, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Hall 7

View 150 Yup'ik Eskimo objects from the Yukon, Kuskokwim, and coastal southwestern Alaska. These late 19th- and early 20th-century masks, decorated with feather tufts and wooden appendages, tell stories of ceremonial traditions that remain an important part of Yup'ik culture.

Masks are from the following collections: the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Natural History, the Moravian Historical Society, the Alaska State Museum, the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the University of Alaska Museum, the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, the Anchorage Museum, and private collections.

Organized by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.


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