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Sep 20

Origins of Puppetry in the Arctic of Western Alaska

In this blog we will travel to the frozen Arctic Zone of North America where the Inuit lived.  The Yup’ik speakers of Western Alaska still use mechanical figures.  Ceremonies were held to celebrate important occasions and to ensure successful hunting. 

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Sep 10

Origins of Puppetry in Northern United States

I wanted to do a blog series on the history of puppets in the United States. While searching for information, I discovered that puppetry has been around a lot longer than I thought. Puppetry used by the Native American Nations is fascinating.

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Aug 21

Why Do Puppets Exist?

Why did puppets and puppetry ever get started?  The consensus of historians is that all over the world puppetry started in the area of the sacred with religious ceremonies.  Puppets were used as ritual objects that were animated to either bring forth or to appeal to  supernatural forces. 

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