Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Shaman Drumdancing

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  • Medium: ivory
  • Size: 5.75 × 2.5 × 3 inches (incl. drum)
  • Reference Code: Y81020

Ronald Apangalook

Yupik (Siberian Yup'ik)

Gambell, Alaska, USA

(1968- )

Artist Ronald Apangalook is a Siberian Yup’ik, Eskimo artist from the village of Gambell, located on St. Lawrence Island. Situated in the icy, fog-bound waters of the Bering Sea, St. Lawrence lies 40 miles from the Siberian shores of the Chukotsk Peninsula in Russia and 120 miles from mainland Alaska. The Siberian Yupik people, who continue to practice a subsistence lifestyle, are recognized for their unsurpassed artistic creativity.