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Friday, November 20, 2009

Ann Fienup-Riordan

Fienup-Riordan, A. (1990). Eskimo essays: yup'ik lives and how we see them. Rutgers University Press and London

The author, explains to us the loss and the remembrance of masks. She explains what the symbols on the masks are, especially the circle and dot motif. She explains that this specific symbol is not just on masks, it is also on dance fans, story knife and many more.


  1. I am reading Castners cutthroats by Jim Rearden, and in it he writes about Aleuts making long hunting voyages in their bidarkas. I am wondering how they protected their steel knife blades from salt water corrosion. Any idea?

  2. Hey Jessica, it's Vickie Lake. I just wanted you to know that I'm using your blog in my class today to discuss the story knife. It's a graduate class on Curriculum & Play. So, thank for the great blog. Hope to see you again in the future.