Mr. and Mrs. Herman are Cup'ik (Choopik) Alaskans. They have been kind enough to help us with our page by telling us some Cup'ik stories about hunting and some stories about when they were kids.
"Grandpa and Grandma Herman are my adopted Eskimo grandparents from Nunivak Island. They are Nuniwarmiut people or Cup'ik Eskimos. For many years they have told me stories about hunting around the island and some stories about when they were kids like us. They told some stories for you to hear on this site and also said the names of the arctic animals in Cup'ik. Here is a picture of Grandpa and Grandma Herman. Quyana (ku-'ya-na) "Thank you" for helping me."
The Herman's daughter, Emily, has a web site, you can find the address in our bibliography. On it she tells about weaving grass baskets in the traditional manner. She is one of very few people who can repair grass woven items.
We had a Potluck for the Hermans with all kinds of activities. Read about some of the fun!