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Title Not just a pretty face : dolls and human figurines in Alaska Native cultures / edited by Molly C. Lee ; project director and technical editor: Terry P. Dickey ; contributing writers: Molly C. Lee .. [and others].

Published Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Museum, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  745.59221 NOT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 75 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [71]-75).
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Intimates and effigies: dolls and human figurines in Alaska Native cultures / Angela J. Linn and Molly Lee -- Playing for real: scholarly perspectives on Alaska Native play and ritual / Angela J. Linn -- Everything old is new again: interviewing Alaska Native doll makers / Chase Hensel -- Not just a pretty face: or should we call it something else? / Phyllis Morrow -- References.
Summary "The exhibition of 'Not just a pretty face,' which opened at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks ... in June 1999, celebrates the many uses of dolls and human figurines from Alaska Native cultures past and present. The exhibition is drawn almost exclusively from the museum's collection of dolls and human miniatures from Alaska Native cultures. It includes several thousand figures from Alaska's prehistoric and early historic periods and is one of the largest and most representative public collections of historic and modern Alaska Native dolls in existence. All six ethnic groups in Alaska--the Inupiaq and Yupik Eskimos, the Aleuts and Alutiiqs, as well as the Athabascan and Northwest Coast Indians--are represented in the collection, though Central Yupik and St. Lawrence Island Yupik collections of human figures are largest. This essay describes the various purposes dolls and human figurines have served in Alaska Native cultures past and present. We have drawn on a wide variety of sources: published, archival, and oral history furnished by the exhibition's Advisory Team"--P. 3.
Other author Lee, Molly.
Dickey, Terry P.
University of Alaska Museum.
Subject University of Alaska Museum -- Exhibitions.
Dolls -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Figurines -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Small sculpture -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Dollmaking -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Aleut art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Athapascan art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Eskimo art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Haida art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Tlingit art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Yupik art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
Yuit Eskimo art -- Alaska -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 0931163188