Yuungnaqpiallerput - The Way We Genuinely Live - Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival

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Calista Elders Council
570 3rd Ave # 219
Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-1541

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Thank You!!


Our thanks to the elders who so generously shared their knowledge:

John Alexie, Kwethluk
Henry Alikayak, Manokotak
Frank Andrew, Kwigillingok
Nick Andrew, Sr., Marshall
Dick Anthony, Nightmute
Lena Atti, Kwigillingok
Wassilie Berlin, Kasigluk
Alex Bird, Emmonak
Annie Blue, Togiak
Elena Charles, Bethel
Marie Erik, Chefornak
Wassilie Evan, Akiak
Cecelia Foxie, Stebbins
Joan Hamilton, Chevak
Peter Jacobs, Sr., Bethel
Martina John, Toksook Bay
Paul John, Toksook Bay
Peter John, Kwigillingok
Willie Kamkoff, Kotlik
Paul Kiunya, Sr., Kipnuk
David Martin, Kipnuk
Elsie Mather, Bethel
Justina Mike, St. Marys
Catherine Moore, Emmonak
Marie Moses, Toksook Bay
Phillip Moses, Toksook Bay
Theresa Moses, Toksook Bay
Timothy Myers, Pilot Station
Agatha Nevak, Bethel
Andy Paukan, St. Marys
John Phillip, Sr., Kongiginak
Neva Rivers, Hooper Bay
Dennis Sheldon, Alakanuk
Joe Spein, Kwethluk
Mary Ann Sundown, Scammon Bay


We are deeply grateful to the museums which allowed us to bring objects and photographs together for exhibit, including:

Alaska State Museum, Juneau
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, Germany
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Jesuit Oregon Province Archives, Spokane, Washington
Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka
University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia
Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum, Bethel


This exhibition was made possible by the support of the following organizations and individuals:

National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs
National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education
Anchorage Museum Association
Anchorage Museum Foundation
Calista Elders Council
Association of Village Council Presidents
Calista Corporation
Alaska Humanities Forum
ConocoPhillips Alaska
Totem Ocean Trailer Express
Northern Air Cargo
Alaska Airlines
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

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