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Northwest Coast art: a window into culture

...downtown Juneau last year.Chilkat weaving was also dangerously close to dying out. According to the Sheldon Museum, George Emmons reported 15 remaining weavers in 1907. If not for master weaver Jennie Thlunaut of Klukwan, one of the last of the...
Wearable Art of Place: Jewelry

...through the late 1960s.In using coins, Kunz was following a long history of metalsmithing in Southeast. According to George Emmons, who carefully documented his interactions with and observations of Tlingit residents of Southeast in the 1880s while...
Native shaman items returned

Sometime in the late 19th century, Lt. George Emmons, an officer with the U.S. Navy and a well-known ethnographic collector, is thought to have removed a series of shamanistic...
Exploring history

...sugar, which they believed to be worms with sand, the men made their first trades, and the meeting ended amicably.George Emmons' version of the story, collected in 1886 in Juneau from Tlingit leader Cowee, is basically the same, except that...
Totem is one of oldest originals standing in Southeast

...decay was so advanced that the pole could never again be placed in a self-supporting situation. Who was Gonakadet? George Emmons explains that "The belief in the mythical being, Gonakadet, occurs along the whole coast. He lives in the sea...
Historic Tlingit photos arrive at state library

...her death, is scheduled for re-release by spring 2008. De Laguna also spent years working with the notes of Lt. George Emmons (1852-1945), the famed ethnographer who studied Tlingits in the late 1800s. Emmons' 1991 "The Tlingit Indians...
SE Native relic returned

...important canoe, it could it be forgotten.'' The beaver prow figure from the canoe reappeared in 1911 as part of a George Emmons collection acquired by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and was shelved in the stacks with...
New book traces Tlingit clans, tribes

...Russians. The book also includes Andrew Hope's list of Tlingit tribes, clans and clan houses and excerpts from George Emmons' manuscript about the tribes, based on his interviews with Natives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thornton...
The Sea Otter Wars of Southeast

...hostage. Other countries competed for the valuable pelts, too. Writing about Southeast Alaska in the late 1800s, George Emmons noted in "The Tlingit Indians" that "The sea otter, the most valuable of all fur-bearing animals, was originally...


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