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Silook, Susielocked

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Native American (Yu’pik/Inupiaq), 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1960, in Sivuqaq (Gamble, Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska).

Sculpture, carving, mixed media, writer.

Susie Silook grew up in the community of Sivuqaq (Gamble) on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, and most recently resided on Adak, an island on the Aleutian chain in Alaska. As a single mother, Silook first began carving for largely economic reasons, to support her family....

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