|Artist:||Billy Markosak (Merkosak)|
|Material:||Whale bone and caribou antler|
Shamans played an important role in the Inuit religion. Acting as religious leaders, tradesmen, healers, and characters in cultural stories holding mysterious, powerful, and sometimes superhuman abilities.
Drum dancing is a very popular Inuit dance form. Traditionally, the women sang seated in a circle while the men danced. The Inuit performed the drum dance at gatherings and celebrations. Singing is also an important part of Inuit culture.About the artist Inquire about this artwork