Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Yupik Dancing Retrieved on, Wednesday November, 28-2007

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Yupik-speaking Eskimo cultures have taken to calling themselves "Yup'ik," meaning "real person," when explaining their culture to other cultures. This website explains
the history and reasoning behind Yupik Dancing. The website has pictures of masked dancing (as seen above). The Yupik people Were once suppressed by white missionary's who tried to outlaw masked dancing, the missionary's saw it as devil worship. This suppression has left a huge scar on traditional native dancing. This website is an informational site in an effort to bring back traditional Yupik masked dancing.

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