Watching a gathering of Athabaskan, Yup'ik, Inupiaq, Tlingit/Haida, Siberian Yup'ik, and Sugpiaq dancers, musicians, and artists, the author wonders if “authentic” Native dance still exists in Alaska. This question is asked with the knowledge that these performances were reconstructed after the Aleutian Island peoples were severely stressed by internment during World War II.

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