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untitled (Solomonie Alayko)
  • Stephen G. Williams
    born 1942
    born: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled (Solomonie Alayko), 1978
  • In the Middle: The Eskimo Today
  • Where object was made: Akulivik, Quebec, Canada
  • gelatin silver print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 50.8 x 40.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0102
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Exhibition Label:
"Climate Change at the Poles," Jan-2009, Kate Meyer, Jennifer Talbot, and Angela Watts
Solomonie Alayko; his story was one of the first I was told. One day in the fall he decided he would walk with his sled to the next village, five days distant, to see his girlfriend, Laliemi. He did this. They married and spent their honeymoon on the way back to Akulivik (“between the two”). They are there now, and when I talked to Solomonie Alayko they had just seen their son off on his Ski-doo to fetch his wife. I later heard that he had got lost.