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National Heritage Month: Professor discusses warfare in ancient Tlingit times

...actual fighting or other acts non-Natives might think of as "war." She cited text written by anthropologist Frederica de Laguna that states, "... every case of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, or provocation to suicide was called...
Historic Tlingit photos arrive at state library

...anthropologist and ethnographer Frederica de Laguna was well-received in honor the arrival of the Frederica de Laguna Photograph Collection. With...she founded her own press, Frederica de Laguna Northern Books, with this...
Effort may resurrect classic Tlingit book will decide soon whether to print a second edition of "The Tlingit Indians," by George Thornton Emmons and Frederica de Laguna, widely considered the definitive history of traditional Tlingit culture at its peak at the end of the 19th century...
Glorious treatment of Alutiiq culture

...Association, he "had little idea of what it meant to be Alutiiq." The contributors they have rounded up include Frederica de Laguna, who worked in Prince William Sound during the summers of 1930 and 1933; scholar and author Lydia Black; Patricia...
Artist Nicholas Galanin to present 'New Culture' at Evening at Egan

...unexpected media. In a solo show called "What Have We Become?" he sculpted culturally significant books, such as Frederica De Laguna's "Under Mount Saint Elias," an ethnographic history of the Yakutat Tlingit, into masks. One bears his profile...
Athabascan mask featured at Sheldon Jackson Museum in SItka

...the wearer's head. It is similar in style to the 'Berry Woman" and "Dog Salmon Woman" masks collected by Frederica De Laguna from Anvik in 1936.Each December Anvik hosted multi-day masked dance festivals. These events were held in a...
SHI publishes atlas of Native place names

...throughout Southeast Alaska over many years and by compiling place names documented in the past by scholars such as Frederica de Laguna and others. The names compiled by early chroniclers were often spelled in unorthodox ways, rather than in the...
A crossroad and a bridge

The three volumes of anthropologist Frederica de Laguna's masterwork, "Under Mount Saint Elias, The History and Culture of the Yakutat Tlingit" could properly be called tomes...
A new kind of atlas for Southeast

...heavily researched lists compiled prior to the interviews. (At one point, Thornton entered into correspondance with Frederica de Laguna, a well-known ethnologist who died in 2004.)"If we had had endless money and endless time, the approach would...
Bright moments of 2010

...significant impact her mentor, the anthropologist Frederica de Laguna, made on the Yakutat Tlingit in documenting and...speaking about the release of the second edition of Frederica de Laguna's masterwork, "Under Mount Saint Elias: The...


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