Yupiit Yuraryarait

Yup'ik Ways of Dancing

by James H. Barker, Ann Fienup-Riordan and Theresa Arevgaq John

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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 Yuraryarait, 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 150 original photographs by James Barker and a DVD of the dancing, this volume marks the first in-depth look at the Yup'ik people through the lens of interpretive dance.

James H. Barker is a documentary photographer and the author of Always Getting Ready: Yup’ik Eskimo Subsistence in Southwest Alaska.

Ann Fienup-Riordan has lived and worked in Alaska since 1973. She has written and edited more than twenty books on Yup’ik history and oral traditions. Her most recent book with the University of Alaska Press is Yungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi/All the Land's Surface is Medicine: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska.

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  • Hardcover Price: $55.00
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-60223-082-8
  • Paperback Price: $38.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-130-6
  • Publication Month: July
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 237
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by James H. Barker, Ann Fienup-Riordan and Theresa Arevgaq John
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602231306

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