Museum of the American Indian: Exhibits

Pictures of National Museum of the American Indian Artifacts: Inuit Spirit Drummer
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Eskimo Mask

This mask represents the spirit Amekak, which is said to live in the ground.

Referring to native Arctic people in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, the name Eskimo is now thought to be a reference to snowshoes. Eskimos in Canada and Greenland now generally prefer to be called Inuit.
Photograph by Ernest Amoroso, copyright Smithsonian Institution/National Museum of the American Indian
 
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