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Chugachmiut (Anchorage, AK 99508-3463)
Phyllis Wimberley (Project Director: July 2014 to present)

Becoming Aware of Our Beginnings: A Digital Archive of Chugach Cultural Heritage

The creation of an online digital archive of approximately 700 ethnographic objects, art works, and photographs, representing the cultural heritage of the Chugach people of southern Alaska.

TThrough this NEH project, we will gather, upload, display, and disseminate historical information about all Chugach ethnographic collections worldwide on a dedicated website that will be accessible to researchers at varying levels, depending on the user’s purpose and relationship to Chugachmiut intellectual copyright.

Project fields:
Cultural Anthropology; Cultural History; Native American Studies

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$229,718 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 3/31/2017