Mary Ann Sundown

Ms Sundown is almost a nonagenarian. More importantly, as a highly accomplished dancer and creator she has certainly brought a liveliness and attention to modern traditional dance in our region. [see previous post on Eskimo dancing

Yupik’ elder Mary Ann Sundown, 87, of Scammon Bay made a quest appearance with Upallret Dancers from Bethel during Quyana Alaska presented by the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention at the Egan Center on Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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Mary Ann Sundown

Ms Sundown danced at Cama’i this year.

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8 Responses to “Mary Ann Sundown”

  1. 1 Anonymous 2007 January 28 at 5:24 pm

    I am very happy to have found this site, or blog. I saw Mary Ann Sundown dance in Anchorage in 2000 and was hopeful that she was still going strong. Thanks…

  2. 2 vuee 2007 January 28 at 6:33 pm

    Glad you stopped by.

    Let me know if there are other things you were looking for and didn’t find, or find enough of.

  3. 3 Amanda Kaganak 2009 March 21 at 8:09 pm

    hi who made this website on aanong i like it.

  4. 5 carmen 2010 October 29 at 12:23 pm

    that my great gram. lol

  5. 6 Amanda M. K. Charlie 2011 October 31 at 11:03 am

    Yes I am related I’m sorry to say my great grandmother passed last wednesday. She will be missed by many especially by family and close friends. Thank you for making this page, her memories will live on.

  6. 7 vuee 2011 October 31 at 6:31 pm

    She will indeed be missed. Here are links to her biography–

    Arnaucuaq, whose English name was Mary Ann Sundown, the Yup’ik Dance Diva of Scammon Bay, died in her home Wednesday night. She was 93. Beloved by fans of Native dance throughout Alaska, she continued to delight audiences despite her age, performing at the big Cama-i dance festival in Bethel this spring.

    ‘Dance Diva’ Mary Ann Sundown dead at 93: Arts | Alaska news at

  1. 1 Mary Ann Sundown on YouTube « O’Folks Trackback on 2007 March 25 at 12:50 pm
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