Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Giinaquq-Like a Face

During the 1800's, Alphonse Pinaut kayaked to Kodiak and around the archipelago collected Sugpiak masks. He took these masks back with him to France and they ended up in a small art museum there. Now in 2008, 34 of the masks are back in Alaska being displayed in the Museum. We have to make sure they are well taken care of because they are pretty old and we still share them with France. This is more than art, they used to be used in the qasgi for dance.

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