Alaska Natives Photos

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Within Alaska's Native peoples population there eleven distinct cultures. These indigenous native people of Alaska include the Inupiaq, St Lawrence Island Yupik, Yupik, Cupik, Aleut, Alutiiq plus Native American peoples such as those from the Haida, Tlingit, Eyak, Tsimshian, and the Athabaskan. Many of these cultures are further divided into tribes.

Each culture occupies different regions of Alaska which is partly based on their relationship to the land or sea which forms an important part of their survival. The Inupiaq and St Lawrence Island Yupik occupy the north and north west of Alaska as they continue to subsist on the land and sea of that area. The Athabascan cultural group traditionally rely on the river systems and...(...more info underneath the pictures)



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photo of Inupiat Eskimo Girls In Traditional Parkas Inupiat Eskimo Girls In Traditional Parkas
Alaska Inupiat Eskimo girls wearing fur Parkas
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat Eskimos Qinugan and Nordel Rexford wearing traditional parkas. MR.
photo of Subsistence Whale Hunt Subsistence Whale Hunt
Whale Carcass Carving
Alaska. Barrow. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Eskimos butchering a...
photo of Eskimo Child Eskimo Child
Eskimo Boy
Alaska. An Eskimo boy doesn't enjoy the cold weather. MR.
photo of Orca Totem With Snow Orca Totem With Snow
Snow Orca Whale Totem carving
Alaska. Haines. The Killer Whale town totem at the town office building.
photo of Russian Girls Chukotski Peninsula Russian Girls Chukotski Peninsula
Three Russian Native Female Dancers dressed in traditional costume on the Chutotski Peninsula, Russia.
Russia. Chukotski Peninsula, Lorino Village, Chukchi dancers.
photo of Alaska Native Girls Alaska Native Girls
Three Alaska Native Girls in traditional parkas
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat Eskimos Barbara, Qinugan, and Nordel Rexford wearing traditional parkas. MR.
photo of Inupiat Eskimo Hunter Inupiat Eskimo Hunter
Alaska native Inupiat Eskimo hunter
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat Eskimo hunter.
photo of Little Diomede Island Village And Coastline Little Diomede Island Village And Coastline
The village on Little Diomede Island looks across a narrow channel to Big Diomede Island which is Russian Territory in the Bering Sea.
Alaska. Bering Strait, Little Diomede Island, Little Diomede Village. Big Diomede (Russia) two...
photo of Little Eskimo Girl Little Eskimo Girl
Little Alaska native Eskimo girl in parka on tundra
Alaska. Barrow Inupiat Eskimo Nordel Rexford wearing traditional parka. MR.
photo of King Salmon Drying Quinhagak Alaska King Salmon Drying Quinhagak Alaska
Split salmon drying on racks is a common sight in the village of Quinhagak, a Yup'ik village on the Kanektok River in Alaska.
USA, Alaska, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, A sunset view of salmon drying outside on a drying...
photo of Totems Sitka Alaska Totems Sitka Alaska
Woman looking at a Totem in Sitka National Historic park in Southeast Alaska.
Alaska. Sitka National Historical Park. Louise Smith with totem pole.
photo of Smiling Native Indian Woman Smiling Native Indian Woman
Smiling Inupiat Woman
Alaska. An Eskimo woman smiling.
photo of Alaska Inupiat Eskimo Family Alaska Inupiat Eskimo Family
Alaska Inupiat Eskimo family in fur Parkas
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat Eskimos Bertha Leavitt, and Barbara, Qinugan, and Nordel Rexford wearing...
photo of King Island Eskimo Dancers King Island Eskimo Dancers
Eskimo dancers from King Island
Alaska. Anchorage. Alaska Native Heritage Center. King Island Eskimo dancers and the Witch doctor...
photo of Tlingit Carvings Tlingit Carvings
Alaskan art
Alaska. Southeast, Ketchikan, Saxman Native Village Totem Pole Park. Totem poles, silent...
photo of Wrangell Totem Pole Wrangell Totem Pole
Figurative design in wood
Alaska. Southeast. Wrangell, Shakes Island. Detail of Sun Totem.
photo of Thunderbird Totem Thunderbird Totem
Canadian Native art
Canada. British Columbia. Vancouver. Stanley Park. Brockton Point. Kwakiutl. Thunderbird atop pole.
photo of Yupik Eskimo Dance Yupik Eskimo Dance
Yupik Eskimo dancer
Alaska. Yupik Eskimo youth carry on the old ways through traditional song and dance.
photo of Inuit Snow Shoes Inuit Snow Shoes
Snowshoeing with Inuit man
Alaska. Petersville. Snowshoeing with Inuit native Al Topkok. MR.
photo of Cute Eskimo Girl Cute Eskimo Girl
Parka clad Inupiat native girl weaves tundra grass
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat Eskimo. Nordel Rexford wearing traditional parka. MR.
photo of Totem Pole Details Alaska Native Village Pioneer Park Totem Pole Details Alaska Native Village Pioneer Park
A small section of a totem pool outside the Alaska Native Village in Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska shows the details of the carved masterpiece.
Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska is the only historic theme park throughout the region and...
photo of Courthouse Totems Courthouse Totems
Native Totem poles in Anchorage
Alaska. Anchorage. Totem carvings outside the courthouse on 4th Avenue.
photo of Wrestlers In Reindeer Pants Wrestlers In Reindeer Pants
Young Men Fighting in Chukotski
Russia. Chukotsky Peninsula, summertime wrestling match, Yanrakino Village.
photo of King Island Native King Island Native
Fur Parka Wearing Woman
Alaska. Anchorage. An Eskimo woman from King Island showing her handstitched fur parka at the...
photo of Inupiat Eskimo Whaling Captain Inupiat Eskimo Whaling Captain
Inupiat Eskimo whaling captain on VHF radio
Alaska. Barrow. Arctic Ocean. Inupiat Eskimo whaling captain on VHF radio.
photo of Cute Russians Cute Russians
Indigenous Children in Russia
Russia. Chukotski Peninsula, Lorino Village, Chukchi children.
photo of Picture Of Ancient Arrow Tips Kachamack Bay Picture Of Ancient Arrow Tips Kachamack Bay
A few of the ancient stone tools and arrow tips used in Kachamack Bay, Alaska.
Alaska. Kachamack Bay. Chert points from Bay.
photo of Russian Native Dancers Chukotski Peninsula Russian Native Dancers Chukotski Peninsula
A group of Russian Native dancers adorned in their traditional costumes at the Lorino Village on the Chukotski Peninsula, Russia in Alaska.
The Russian Native people in the Lorino Village on the Chukotski Peninsula in Russia, Alaska have...
photo of Mythical Creatures Mythical Creatures
Mythical Carvings Adorn Totem Carving
Alaska. Ketchikan. Tlingit Chief Johnson totem pole.
photo of Fur Parka Woman Fur Parka Woman
Chena River Indian Village
Alaska. Fairbanks. Cherylin Gho, dressed in authentic Yupik Indian fur parka, is a guide at the...
photo of Alaska Native Chilkat Dancer Alaska Native Chilkat Dancer
Alaska native traditional Chilkat Dancer
Alaska. Haines. Ravens Fort. Chilkat dancers show off Tlingit ceremonial dance, native culture and...
photo of Eskimo Whaling Captain Eskimo Whaling Captain
Eskimo whaling captain cleaning harpooning tip
Alaska. Barrow. Arctic Ocean. Inupiat Eskimo whaling captain cleaning harpooning tip.
photo of Teaching Native Traditions Alaska Village Teaching Native Traditions Alaska Village
At the celebrations in the Lorino village on the Chukotski Peninsula in Alaska, USA, the Native people will spend time teaching visitors their dances.
An elderly Native woman plays the drum while another native girl claps to the music while the...
photo of Cute Native Kids Cute Native Kids
Native Russian Performers
Russia. Chukotski Peninsula, Lorino Village, Chukchi children.
photo of Native Women In Parka Native Women In Parka

Alaska, Fairbanks. native women teach traditional crafts
photo of Little Native Girl Little Native Girl
Cute Eskimo child on the tundra
Alaska. Barrow. Inupiat eskimo NordDel Rexford wearing traditional parka.
photo of Chukchi Native Elder Chukchi Native Elder
Smiling Siberian Native Musician
Russia. Chukotski Peninsula, Yanrakino Village, Reindeer herder and Siberian sled dog.
photo of Picture Of A Totem Pole Haines Picture Of A Totem Pole Haines
Traditional Alaskan Native Artifact
Alaska. Haines. Tlingit totem.
photo of Walrus Skin Trampoline Walrus Skin Trampoline
Three Dozen People Toss Woman in Air
Alaska. Kotzebue. Woman toassed in the air during the Inuit Blanket toss. MR. Inuit Blanket Toss...
photo of Alaska Yupik Eskimo Youth Alaska Yupik Eskimo Youth
Alaska Yupik Eskimo youth celebrate their traditions
Alaska. Yupik Eskimo youth carry on the old ways through traditional song and dance.
photo of Raven Bird Carving Raven Bird Carving
Close up of Alaska Raven totem
Alaska. Sitka. Sitka National Historical Park. Tlingit totem pole.
photo of Indian Head Carving Indian Head Carving
Native American statue
Alaska. Prince William Sound. A carving of a rugged Indian marks Prince William Sound near Valdez.

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... wildlife of the interior for their survival. Yup'ik and Cup'ik cultures settled in the Yukon-Kushokwim, Bristol Bay, and Nunivak Island regions for access to traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering grounds. The maritime peoples are the Aleut and Alutiiq while the Native American cultures occupy the south central and southeast of Alaska.