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Alaska Native Dancer - Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The indigenous peoples of Alaska represent cultures as diverse as the countries of Europe. The Athabaskans, Inupiaq, Yupik, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian can have different languages and histories before coming to Alaska thousands of years ago. All these groups have lived in Alaska (and Northern Canada and Greenland) long before Western European Cultures explored what we call Alaska today. taken Aug. 28, 2012

Alaska Native Dancer - Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The indigenous peoples of Alaska represent cultures as diverse as the countries of Europe.

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Inuit Culture

Eskimos or Inuits get to be defined as “members of an indigenous people of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska and northeastern Siberia, characterized by short, stocky build and light-brown complexion.

Tlingit house post in the clan house at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage Alaska. Artist Israel Shotridge.

Tlingit house post by 2014 NACF Traditional Arts Fellow Israel Shotridge (Tlingit), located in the clan house at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage Alaska.

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Caption: Amy Owingayak, youth researcher, models traditional Inuit clothing in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut.

Photograph:The Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan has totem poles and other artifacts of Tlingit and Haida cultures. The collection of original, unaltered totems is the largest in Alaska.

The Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan has totem poles and other artifacts of Tlingit and Haida cultures. The collection of original, unaltered totems is the largest in Alaska.

Coming Home: The Return of the Alutiiq Masks

Coming Home: The Return of the Alutiiq Masks

Yup'ik girl in traditional headdress at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska

North America: Yup'ik girl in traditional headdress at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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