The Tlingit Indians

"A comprehensive and definitive work"--Science

Author: George Emmons

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295970081

Category: History

Page: 488

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"A comprehensive and definitive work"--Science
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Being and Place among the Tlingit

In Being and Place among the Tlingit, anthropologist Thomas F. Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, economy, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians.

Author: Thomas F. Thornton

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800400

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In Being and Place among the Tlingit, anthropologist Thomas F. Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, economy, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. Place signifies not only a specific geographical location but also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves. The notion of place consists of three dimensions - space, time, and experience - which are culturally and environmentally structured. Thornton examines each in detail to show how individual and collective Tlingit notions of place, being, and identity are formed. As he observes, despite cultural and environmental changes over time, particularly in the post-contact era since the late eighteenth century, Tlingits continue to bind themselves and their culture to places and landscapes in distinctive ways. He offers insight into how Tlingits in particular, and humans in general, conceptualize their relationship to the lands they inhabit, arguing for a study of place that considers all aspects of human interaction with landscape. In Tlingit, it is difficult even to introduce oneself without referencing places in Lingit Aani (Tlingit Country). Geographic references are embedded in personal names, clan names, house names, and, most obviously, in k-waan names, which define regions of dwelling. To say one is Sheet'ka K-waan defines one as a member of the Tlingit community that inhabits Sheet'ka (Sitka). Being and Place among the Tlingit makes a substantive contribution to the literature on the Tlingit, the Northwest Coast cultural area, Native American and indigenous studies, and to the growing social scientific and humanistic literature on space, place, and landscape.
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The Tlingit Indians in Russian America 1741 1867

From 1910 to 1920 theyoung and talented IndianLouis Shortridge,adescen- dant of Tlingit Chilkat chiefs, assumed the challenge of studying the Tlingit.

Author: A. V. Grinev

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803205383

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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The Tlingits, the largest Indian group in Alaska, have lived in Alaska's coastal southwestern region for centuries and first met non-Natives in 1741 during an encounter with the crew of the Russian explorer Alexei Chirikov. The volatile and complex connections between the Tlingits and their Russian neighbors, as well as British and American voyagers and traders, are the subject of this classic work, first published in Russian and now revised and updated for this English-language edition. Andrei Val'terovich Grinev bases his account on hundreds of documents from archives in Russia and the United States; he also relies on official reports, the notes of travelers, the investigations of historians and ethnographers, museum collections, atlases, illustrations, and photographs.
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The Tlingit

oday most Tlingit are Christians, although many people combine their Christian religion with traditional beliefs. Tlingit beliefs centered on the Creator, ...

Author: Sarah De Capua

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761445862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Provides introductory information on the background, lifestyle, beliefs, and present-day lives of the Tlingit people.
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The Tlingit Encounter with Photography

Most tourists were satisfied with the new items which the Tlingit almost immediately began to make - animal - form bowls , mountain goat horn spoons ...

Author: Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1934536105

Category: History

Page: 210

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"Based on research in 13 North American archives (including the Penn Museum's Shotridge Collection), examination of hundreds of photographs, and extensive oral-history interviews with both Tlingit and non-Natives, Sharon Bohn Gmelch presents valuable insights on the reactions of Native subjects to being photographed and their own early use of photography. Today, these now historical images are being reclaimed from public archives by the Tlingit, contributing to a new sense of empowerment and pride in their rich heritage." "This is the first book to explore the photographic imagery of the Tlingit during a critical period of change, from the 1860s through the 1920s. It also provides the first full treatment of the Tlingit photography of Elbridge W. Merrill, a neglected figure in the history of ethnographic photography." "The author has included 129 rare photographic images, a map, bibliography, and index."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Tlingit Indians

Upon return to Germany, Aurel Krause published "The Tlingit Indians.

Author: Aurel Krause

Publisher:

ISBN: 193534725X

Category: History

Page: 360

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In 1881, two German geographers were on their way to the continental United States from the Bering Sea Coast when they came upon a Native population in southeast Alaska that had formed a society far more complex than those of most other North American tribes. Upon return to Germany, Aurel Krause published "The Tlingit Indians." In it were rich, detailed descriptions of the Tlingit kinship system, societal structure, village and family life, customs and traditions, subsistence living, arts and crafts, mythology and shamanism, a language glossary, and an extensive bibliography. Aurel's brother, Arthur, sketched many of the illustrations. This enduring comprehensive resource offers the contemporary reader a glimpse into the history and traditions of an important Northwest Coast culture.
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The People and Culture of the Tlingit

Potlatches were outlawed in both countries, but in the twenty-first century, the Tlingit are allowed to host these complex events that hold such deep ...

Author: Raymond Bial

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502622525

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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North America was inhabited Native tribes some ten thousand years ago. As generations passed, the tribes formed individual communities, full of rich customs, beliefs, and ideals. Despite facing hardship in later centuries, the First People of North America continue to thrive in modern times. This book discusses the origin of the Tlingit, their rituals, beliefs, and culture, and their importance in society today.
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The Subsistence Lifeway of the Tlingit People

Introduction This book is a collaboration ; most of the interviews were conducted by Dick Newton in Tlingit , while Madonna Moss interviewed a number of ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001916267

Category: Alaska

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The Basketry of the Tlingit And The Chilkat Blanket

Author: George Thornton Emmons

Publisher: [Sitka, Alaska] : Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum for the Sheldon Jackson Museum, Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums, State of Alaska

ISBN: CORNELL:31924074581434

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Tlingit and Haida Funds

CERTIFICATION This is a certify that the above and foregoing Resolution was considered at a meeting of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indians ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Indian Affairs

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ISBN: UCAL:$B643786

Category: Haida Indians

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Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska

I am here to represent the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska , although I am also representing as president of the Washington chapter of the same Tlingit ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045402596

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Images of a People Tlingit Myths and Legends

The early missionaries, anthropologists, and ethnographers in Alaska were European or American and viewed the Tlingit culture through their own cultural ...

Author: Mary Pelton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313079696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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In the first part of this book, the authors introduce us to the Tlingit culture, history, land, and traditional art forms. The second part is a collection of 22 tales, from creation myths and religious stories to stories that teach familial values. A bibliography, an index, color photographs, and illustrations by traditional Tlingit artist Ts'anak are included. A great resource for the multicultural classroom or for a unit on American Indians.
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The Tlingit

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Tlingit.

Author: Raymond Bial

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0761414142

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Tlingit.
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To the Chukchi Peninsula and to the Tlingit Indians 1881 1882

The radiant heat and the thick smoke filling the entire room do not bother the Tlingit. While we keep as far away as possible from the fire, he moves right ...

Author: Aurel Krause

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032755186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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To the Chukchi Peninsula and to the Tlingit Indians 1881/1882, originally published in German by Dietrich Reimer Verlag (1984), consists not only of Aurel and Arthur Krause's studies and observations of the region's natural history, ethnography and art, but also their personal experiences exploring unknown territory and how they met challenges encountered along the way. The Krauses returned from their expedition in the fall of 1882 with rich scientific and ethnological collections. Their findings were the basis of a formal ethnography later published by Aurel Krause entitled Die Tlinket Indianer (Jena, 1885), an enduring and classic source for the study of the Tlingit Indians of Alaska. To the Chukchi Peninsula and to the Tlingit Indians 1881/1882 captures the human side of the expedition that brought knowledge of southern Alaska and its people to a wider audience.
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A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country

This brief summary of Tlingit culture is based on Kan (1999: 3–24) as well as de Laguna (1990) and Dauenhauer and Dauenhauer (1994: ...

Author: Sergei Kan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806189291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book is a rich record of life in small-town southeastern Alaska in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is the first book to showcase the photographs of Vincent Soboleff, an amateur Russian American photographer whose community included Tlingit Indians from a nearby village as well as Russian Americans, so-called Creoles, who worked in a local fertilizer factory. Using a Kodak camera, Soboleff, the son of a Russian Orthodox priest, documented the life of this multiethnic parish at work and at play until 1920. Despite their significance, few of Soboleff’s photographs have been published since their discovery in 1950. Anthropologist Sergei Kan rectifies that oversight in A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country, which brings together more than 100 of Soboleff’s striking black-and-white images. Combining Soboleff’s photographs with ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, Kan brings to life the communities of Killisnoo, where Soboleff grew up, and Angoon, the Tlingit village. The photographs gathered here depict Russian Creoles, Euro-Americans, the operation of the Killisnoo factory, and the daily life of its workers. But Soboleff’s work is especially valuable as a record of Tlingit life. As a member of this multiethnic community, he was able to take unusually personal photographs of people and daily life. Soboleff’s photographs offer candid and intimate glimpses into Tlingit people’s then-new economic pursuits such as commercial fishing, selling berries, and making “Indian curios” to sell to tourists. Other images show white, Creole, and Native factory workers rubbing shoulders while keeping a certain distance during leisure time. Kan offers readers, historians, and photography lovers a beautiful visual resource on Tlingit and Russian American life that shows how the two cultures intertwined in southeastern Alaska at the turn of the past century.
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Symbolic Immortality

Decades after its initial publication, Symbolic Immortality retains its status as the most comprehensive analysis of the mortuary practices of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska—or any other indigenous culture of the Northwest ...

Author: Sergei Kan

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806280

Category: History

Page: 416

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Decades after its initial publication, Symbolic Immortality retains its status as the most comprehensive analysis of the mortuary practices of the Tlingit Indians of southeastern Alaska—or any other indigenous culture of the Northwest Coast. This updated and expanded edition furthers our understanding of the potlatch (koo.éex’) as a total social phenomenon, with emotional and religious as well as economic and sociopolitical dimensions. The result is a major contribution to both Northwest Coast ethnology and theoretical literature on the anthropology of death.
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Children of the Tlingit

Many Tlingit still practice Protestant Christian religions first brought to ... The missionaries saw that the Tlingit way of life was very different from ...

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ISBN: UOM:49015002531607

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Introduces the history, geography, and culture of the Tlingit people in Southeast Alaska through the daily lives of children who live there.
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The Relationship Systems of the Tlingit Haida and Tsimshian

COMPARISON OF THE TLINGIT AND HAIDA SYSTEMS . At the present time all terms in the Haida system , except those for husband and wife , are capable of clan ...

Author: Theresa Mayer Durlach

Publisher: New York : American Ethnological Society

ISBN: UCSC:32106007245423

Category: Families

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