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Image | Dancers, 1877

Yup’ik dancers at the old lower Yukon River village of Andreafsky, photographed by Smithsonian naturalist and collector Edward W. Nelson in 1877. The two women wear ermine fur headdresses and carry dance wands made from eagle feathers.

Photo by Edward W. Nelson; courtesy of the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, GN SI 06370.