‘Animal Allies,’ New Exhibit of Inuit Art, On View at Arctic Museum


Jacob Irkok, "Swimming Caribou," Arviat, 2004, antler. From the Robert and Judith Toll Collection.

Visitors venturing into the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum may find themselves looking a polar bear in the eye, learning to pronounce the Inuit names for various animals, marveling at Inuit carvings of beings that seem half animal and half human, or touching a narwhal tusk.

Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Natural World, which explores the relationship between humans and animals in the Inuit world, has just opened and runs though April 6, 2014.

Then and Now: Cheerleading at Bowdoin


The 1957 cheerleading squad at Bowdoin had a daunting job: they had to rally the spirits of a campus that had a football team on a serious losing streak. But they managed to rise to the occasion, according to the Bowdoin Bugle.

These days the cheerleading squad, a student-run organization, is considerably more diverse — though in these shots from a few years ago, they lack the striped scarves and jaunty white caps of their predecessors.

Pictured here are the cheerleading squads and yearbook write-ups from 1950 and 1956. Recent photos by Brian Beard; older photos from Bowdoin Bugle volumes.