Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 

CREDITS

This site was produced by the Arctic Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. We would first of all like to thank all of those Elders and others who have generously contributed their knowledge and information to the Sharing Knowledge project. For current contributors from each region, please see Meet the People in the Cultures section. We in addition want to thank the following sponsors, cooperating organizations, and individuals.

Sponsors

Rasmuson Foundation
Smithsonian Institution
National Park Service
ConocoPhillips Alaska
Anchorage Museum Foundation
Museum Loan Network
Alaska Humanities Forum

Cooperating Organizations

Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska State Museum
Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association
Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository
Anchorage Museum
Calista Elders Council
Cook Inlet Regional Incorporated
Iñupiat Heritage Center
Kawerak, Inc
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of Natural History
Sealaska Heritage Institute
Tanana Chiefs Conference
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum

Project Director/Curator: Aron L. Crowell, Alaska Director, Arctic Studies Center
Assistant Curator: Dawn Biddison, Arctic Studies Center
Advisory Panel: LaRue Barnes, Scott Carrlee, Angela Demma, Barbara Donatelli, Ann Fienup-Riordan, William Fitzhugh, Sven Haakanson, Jr., Joan Hamilton, Beverly Hugo, Eliza Jones, Suzi Jones, Jonella Larson, Allison McLain, Sasha Lindgren, Paul Ongtooguk, Pat Petrivelli, Gordon L. Pullar, Clare Swan, Rosita Worl
NMNH Administration: Cristián Samper (Director), Hans Sues (Associate Director for Research and Collections), Robert D. Sullivan (Associate Director for Public Programs), Ruth O. Selig (Special Assistant to the Director), Daniel Rogers (Chair, Department of Anthropology), William Fitzhugh (Director, Arctic Studies Center)
Additional Advisors: Daria Dirks, Kate Duncan, Donna Dwiggins, Art Ivanoff, Igor Krupnik, Stephen Loring, Branson Tungiyan
Web Design: Second Story Interactive Studios. Brad Johnson (Creative Director), Julie Beeler (Producer), Kemp Attwood (Designer), David Brewer (Programmer), Zach Archer (Programmer), John Hutchison (Programmer), Loren Van Wiel (Production Artist), Alphonse Swinehart (A/V)
NMNH Photography: Donald Hurlbert (NMNH), Carl Hansen (Smithsonian Photographic Services)
NMAI Photography: NMAI Move Team, Walter Larrimore, Ernest Amoroso
Videography: Barbara Johnson
Historical Film: Courtesy of the Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Video Editing and Post-Production: Red Bradley
Map and Exhibition Design: Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Media and Research Interns: Nadia Jackinsky-Horrell, Lyntisha Toombs
Alaska Native Languages Transcription, Translation, and Audio: Martha Aiken, Nick Alokli, Rebecca Amarok, Mary N. Bourdukofsky, Frances Charles, Delores Churchill, Ruth Demmert, Mary Haakanson, George Inga, Sr., Eliza Jones, Veronica Kaganak, Paul Kahutak, Vera Kaneshiro, Beth Leonard, Enid Lincoln, Florence Pestrikoff, Marie Saclamana, Vlass Shabolin, Hishinlai’ “Kathy” Sikorski
Russian-English Translation: Irina Dubinina
Project Assistance: Jennifer McCarty, Chelsie Kochanowski, Rita Eagle
NMNH Collections Staff: Jake Homiak (Director), Greta Hansen (Head Conservator), Deborah Hull-Walski (Collections Manager), Gillian Flynn, Felicia Pickering, Sarah Zabriskie, Dave Rosenthal
NMAI Collections Staff: Patricia L. Nietfeld (Collections Manager), Marian Kaminitz (Head Conservator), Natasha Johnson, Terry Snowball, Thomas Evans, Fran Biehl, Tony Williams, Linda J. Greatores, Robert Marvin Garcia Hunt, Veronica Quiguango
NMNH Department of Anthropology: Carole Leekin, Zaborian Payne, Nancy Shorey
Smithsonian Web Support: Dennis Hasch
Contracts: Bruce Falk
Education Specialist: Patricia Partnow