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Local Materials: Yup'ik Ingenuity

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Harvesting grass

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

The Yup'ik People and Their Culture

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Map of Yup'ik Territory in Alaska

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Grass bag

National Museum of the American Indian

Making a grass bag

Dawn Biddison

Waterproof mittens

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Cutting Salmon

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Seining fish

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Fish trap

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Harvesting fish

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Grass socks

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Making a gut parka

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Gut parka

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Hunting seal

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Bentwood hat

National Museum of the American Indian

Dart

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Boat travel

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Boat model

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Gillnet fishing

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska

Fish spears

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.