Dance of the Loon: Symbolism and Continuity in Copper Inuit Ceremonial Clothing

  title={Dance of the Loon: Symbolism and Continuity in Copper Inuit Ceremonial Clothing},
  author={Bernadette Driscoll‐Engelstad},
  pages={33 - 46}
In the early twentieth century explorers, ethnographers, and entrepreneurs penetrated the territory of the Northern Copper Inuit who had been virtually isolated from western contact. They encountered a society and material culture seemingly unaltered by western influence. Working with both museum collections of indigenous fur clothing from this region and the graphic art of Copper Inuit elders, this paper proposes the existence of an extensive ceremonial clothing complex comprised of dance… 
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