Agnes Nanogak Goose
Baillie Island, Northwest Territories, 1925 – Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, 2001Active in Ulukhaktok
Worshipping the Rising Sun
45.6 x 60.7 cm
Printmaker: Joseph Kitekudlak (born in 1945)
Purchase, William Gilman Cheney Bequest, inv. Gr.1972.35
Alongside those of the drum dance and throat singing, Inuit music has a wealth of songs designed to accompany games. As in throat singing, they were often sung by two people in a spirit of competition, and not only by children, as can be seen by this depiction of a juggling game by Agnes Nanogak Goose: a song determined its length, which was variable, and the first person to let a ball drop lost.