Query: *
Henry Bascom Collins films of Yupik Eskimo Life, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Creators:
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987
Ford, James Alfred, 1911-1968
Dates:
circa 1930
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 2000 feet, 35mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage taken by Smithsonian anthropologist Henry Collins and his assistant James Ford in the summer of 1930, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Shots include Eskimos in boats; three men positioning themselves in boulders along seacliffs to catch birds with pole net; dancing and drumming; fishing with both lines and nets; dog …

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