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Yupik Culture and History

As a complement to our Yupik language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Yupik tribe and their society. Please note that Yupiks and other Native Alaskans are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Yupik history is interesting and important, but the Yupik people are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Maps of Yup'ik Lands

Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska:
    Map showing the location of the Yup'ik and other Alaska Native tribes.

Yupik Lifestyle and Tradition

The Yup'ik of Western Alaska:
    History and culture of the Yup'ik people.
Arctic Studies Center: Yup'ik Masks:
    Online museum exhibit of Yupik masks and other artifacts.
Yupik Legends:
    Online collection of Yupik folklore.
Yupik Authors:
    Yupik writers, their lives and work.
Always Getting Ready: Yup'ik Eskimo Subsistence:
    Photo exhibit of traditional Yup'ik lifestyle.
The Last Tattooes of St Lawrence, Alaska:
    Article on the tattoo traditions of the Yup'ik people, with pictures.
Skok Salmon Cheeks: * Buffalo Meatloaf:
    Traditional Yupik recipes.
John Pingayak Music:
    Songs performed by a Chupik musician.

Books for sale on the Yupik Tribe
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Eskimo Essays: Yup'ik Lives and How We See Them:
    Book of essays on Yupik life past and present.
Always Getting Ready, Upterrlainarluta:
    Beautiful coffee-table book of Yup'ik photographs.
Faith, Food, and Family in a Yupik Whaling Community:
    Ethnographic book on the Yupik people.
The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks:
    Book on Yupik mask carving.
The Hungry Giant of the Tundra:
    Children's book based on Yupik Eskimo folktales about children who outwit cannibal giants.
Native American Indian Book List:
    Evolving list of books about Yup'iks and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Yupik People * Yupik Eskimos:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Yupiks.
   Pueblo Yupik:
   Information about the Yupik tribe in Spanish.
   Yupik Indian Tribe:
   Yupik links.

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