New book published in the Arctic Studies Center's Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology (CCA) series:
Faces We Remember/Neqamiqegkaput, a new photographic catalog exploring one of the NMAI historical photo collections from Alaska has been published by the Arctic Studies Center's Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Series as its no.9 issue. The 196-page black and white catalog with over 140 historical images from NMAI, has been produced under the editorship of Igor Krupnik, curator of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History and Vera Oovi Kaneshiro, Yupik educator from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, now living in Anchorage. The catalog features photographs of people from St. Lawrence Island taken by dental surgeon Leuman M. Waugh in 1929 and 1930, while on detail with the USCGS Northland. It is an outcome of a joint ASC-NMAI project initiated in 2002; Stephen Loring and Lars Krutak (then at NMAI) also contributed to the catalog, as did Igor’s research partners from St. Lawrence Island, Willis Walunga, Vera Mertcalf, Ralph Apatiki and many more. Over 100 photos, most of them originally unmarked and without captions, are now accompanied by stories and comments by today’s Yupik elders, recorded in 2002-2007, that speak about people and activities featured on the images.
The book was produced by the ASC in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (a big thank you to Ginger Strader). Out of 1100 print, 350 copies have been shipped to the Native Village of Savoonga and 300 copies to the Native Village of Gambell, the two communities on the island, where the descendants of the people featured on Waugh’s photographs reside.
The book is available through the Arctic Studies Center for $22.50. Download Order Form for Arctic Studies Center Publications.