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At the NMNH venue from April 17, 2010 - July 25, 2010

The Arctic Studies Center at the National Natural History Museum is dedicated to expanding public awareness of northern peoples through research, publication, and educational programs.

The Smithsonian venue of Yuungnaqpiallerput (the Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival offers an opportunity to utilize fine Yup’ik artifacts from Museums around the world.

Watch Arctic Studies Center Director, William Fitzhugh discuss the Nelson collection, by visiting:


One of the Arctic Studies Center's major goals in conjuction with the exhibit is to make more broadly available the field journals and photographs of Edward William Nelson, a Smithsonian scientist who traveled in Yup’ik lands of Western Alaska in 1877-1881.

Links to Nelson’s expedition materials, as they relate to the exhibition, are found throughout these web pages.

Click play above to view a highlights reel. Curators, Yup'ik collaborators and experts discuss the exhibition in Washington, DC.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Yuungnaqpiallerput/The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival," the opening weekend included Yup’ik dance performances, Yup’ik films, family programs, gallery presentations and lectures. See the highlights reel above.

This website generously supported by the National Science Foundation's Arctic Programs.
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