Language: Central Yup'ik
The story knife is a traditional girl’s toy used for
sketching pictures on the ground or in the snow.
The pictures show clothing, people, houses, animals,
and events, and are drawn to illustrate a story or as
a game in which others try to guess the artist’s
subject. Knife stories were accompanied by songs.
from The Smithsonian Institution’s Alaska Native Collections: http://alaska.si.edu/record.asp?id=222