Saturday, November 22, 2008

What people really think of "Eskimo"

In class we talked about the true stereo-types that people believe of "Eskimos". We were asked to Google "Eskimo" and see what came up, to my surprise it was all fur and stereo-typed of what people really thought what Eskimo looked like. It was very sad to see what people thought and really made me wonder how many cultures are really out their and are being made fun of everyday. Its a change that need to be done and people think is a joke but its not, it really needs to be changed and we are the people that needs to do it!!

More Than ART

Alaskan Native art is very beautiful and precise. This lady to my right is a very famous artist Clarissa Hudson, she began making clothes for her children and husband. She became really good and began clothes for other family relatives and friends. She now makes pieces of art for the whole world to see, she really enjoys what she does and hopes that other artists will come out and show their work.

Alaskan Native Dances

Alaskan Native Culture is striving and trying not to lose their culture. Many people today respect their culture by bringing Dances to their community to show the people that nothing is being lost. The dances are marvelous because each song has a meaning behind it and really shoes the audience what they mean. I have a video that wouldn't show but if you like go the link , its very good!!

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is a large part of Alaskan Culture. Men and dogs travel form across Alaska to win the race. Its very competitive and people travel from all around the world to see the many dogs and people that race.


Their are many foods of the Alaskan Native Culture. They have many styles of preparing food and many foods that many people wouldn't consider eating. The whale is one of the famous mammals that Alaskan Natives hunt. They never waste any part of the whale, you can make clothes to having a great meal at night. Whale is a large source of protein and and Alaskan Natives don't kill the animals they thank them for giving their family food.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Indians on a Shelf

Dorris, M. (1987). Indians on the Shelf. In C. Martin (Ed.), The American Indian and the Pattern of History (pp. 98-105). : Oxford University Press.

Indians on the Shelf by, Michael Dorris shows the way that Euro Europeans took over the Americas and made Indians seem like vultures and inhuman. In many ways this is very controversial and a strong topic. It really shows how society thinks of different cultures and they way they perceive them. People hold many stereo types, Dorris does a great way of reconizing this strong topic and writes on the change that needs to be done.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The many dances of Alaskan Native culture

Alaskan Native culture has a variety of things that help them get within their culture and learn more about it. Th picture to the right is an Alutiiq boy dancing next to his family members doing a traditional dance. I find this to be very facinating and excietitng to show your culture all round the world for everyone to see. The dances that they do are very traditional and inspirational to learn more about your culture.