Yuungnaqpiallerput/The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival
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Yuungnaqpiallerput/The Way We Genuinely Live: Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival

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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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Ellen
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.
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