9781602231306

Yupiit Yuraryarait : Yup'ik Ways of Dancing

  • ISBN 13:

    9781602231306

  • ISBN 10:

    1602231303

  • Edition: DVD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/15/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Alaska Pr

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Summary

Far more than just a dance, the dynamic choreography of the Yup’ik provides an illuminating window into the morality, social organization, and colonial history of this indigenous people. In Yupiit Yurayarait, anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan begins with a brief historical overview of the colonization and development of Alaska from the Yup'ik point of view. Then, armed with oral history testimony spanning thirty years, she shows how singing and dancing are interconnected and imbued with meaning in this complex ritual. Accompanied by one hundred and fifty original photographs, this volume marks the first in-depth look at the Yup’ik people through the lens of interpretive dance.

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