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Title Neqamiqegkaput (Faces We Remember)
Description:The 196-page B&W catalog has over 140 historical images from NMAI has been produced under the editorship of Igor Krupnik, staff curator at the Arctic Studies Center and Vera Oovi Kaneshiro, Yupik educator from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, now living in Anchorage. The catalog features photographs of people from St. Lawrence Island taken by dental surgeon Leuman M. Waugh in 1929 and 1930, while on detail with the USCGS Northland. It is an outcome of a joint ASC-NMAI project initiated in 2002; Stephen Loring and Lars Krutak (then at NMAI) also contributed to the catalog, as well as research partners from St. Lawrence Island, Willis Walunga, Vera Mertcalf, Ralph Apatiki and many more. Over 100 photos, most of them originally unmarked and without captions, are now accompanied by stories and comments by today’s Yupik elders, recorded in 2002-2007, that speak about people and activities featured on the images.
Citation Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 9. Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center.
Contributors Krupnik, I. I. (author)
Kaneshiro, Vera Oovi (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Siberian Yupik
LingType biographical
personal names

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