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I've seen numerous old everyday objects of the Yupik people in the National Museum of the American Indian. There are various tools used in fishing (salmons) and hunting (seals) as well as some decorative elements used during ritual dance.

Nowadays there are only about 21,000 Yupik people of whom some 10,000 speak Yupik language. They live along the coast of western Alaska, especially on the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta and along the Kuskokwim River (Central Alaskan Yupik), and in southern Alaska (the Alutiiq).



Address: Fourth St. & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington DC
Directions: Metro station: Federal Center SW. On southern part of the eastern end of the National Mall, between the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
othercontact: NMAIcollections@si.edu
Phone: +1 (202) 633 1000
Website: http://www.nmai.si.edu

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2006
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