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Helen Slwooko Carius , 1928-1998

Yupik

Helen Slwooko Carius was born March 23, 1928 and raised at Boxer Bay on St. Lawrence Island, AK. As a young girl she was struck with polio. Her parents taught her not to feel shame or self-pity, that she was no different then any other child. Though she had many hardships to overcome she was always ready to take on new challenges. She touched many people in her life through her internationally recognized Siberian Y'upik doll making and her work as a cultural resource teacher in the Anchorage School District. Helen also wrote and illustrated a book about Siberian Y'upik culture, illustrated educational materials for St. Lawrence Island School District, gave lectures about her culture and was a host family in the Soviet Reunion of 1989 in Anchorage, AK. Helen passed away, Dec. 20, 1998, visiting family in Boise, ID.

 

Books by Helen Slwooko Carius:

Carius, Helen Slwooko. Sevukakmet: Ways of Life on St. Lawrence Island
Anchorage : Alaska University Press, 1979.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0935094008

Carius, Helen Slwooko. St. Lawrence Island junior dictionary
Anchorage, Alaska : University of Alaska.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: Siberian Y'upik
Audience: All Ages


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