Yuungnaqpiallerput/The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
Survival in the harsh subarctic environment requires great resourcefulness and ingenuity. The Yup'ik people of southwest Alaska meet the challenge by using traditional technology and by following a philosophy that recognizes the personhood of all living things and the environment. Their use of nature's resources is a testament to the mutual respect and generosity that exis...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Oakland Museum of California
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This is an unbearably beautiful book about th e science of survival practiced by a people for whom everyday acts are a way of prayer. The amount of knowledge the Yup'ik people had to have in order to survive in the far North is immense.There is no separate category for science, religion , or art--this is all part of a deep morality based on restraint and compassion.