In this richly informative volume, Dorothy Jean Ray describes her collection of nearly 100 Eskimo artifacts, now part of the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, and provides an engaging and colorful history of her own pioneering work as an anthropologist, researcher, and writer. Functioning both as a catalog and memoir, the book combines the formal, analytical description of each object with an informal discussion of the author's relationships with the artists and others from whom she obtained these pieces. Through her skillful and vivid interweaving of personal ancedote with information relating to the Eskimos' way of life, religious beliefs, and environment, Ray brings each item in the collection uniquely to life.
Dorothy Ray | A Legacy of Arctic Art | | Alaska on Madison
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