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  • Yup'ik song about a vision of a sailing ship in 1777

    sound recording | 1 audio file. | Chuna McIntyre explains the song in English, then sings it in Central Yup'ik. (Content). The song concerns a vision of the arrival of Europeans in Alaska by a Yup'ik medicine man a year before the exploration of the Alaska coastline by Captain James Cook between April and September, 1778. The Yup'ik had little further contact with Europeans ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McIntyre, Chuna - Nunamta Yup'Ik Eskimo Dancers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003