Tlingit artists from Southeast Alaska are among the Native American and Alaska Native artists and scholars involved in a major exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia called "Native American Voices: The People-Here and Now."
Eight Native cultural objects are returning home after a long struggle following an even longer absence.
ANCHORAGE - An Alaska tribe has demanded the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology return artifacts the tribe considers sacred. The Anchorage Daily News said the collection includes a shaman's...
Louis V. Shotridge (1882-1935) was a Tlingit ethnologist from Southeast Alaska who worked for the Penn Museum. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology recently opened the Louis Shotridge Digital Archive of Tlingit Art, Culture, and Heritage at penn.museum/collections/shotridge/index.html.
After surviving a 1792 attack by a Tlingit war party in Prince William Sound, future Governor of Russian Alaska Alexander Baranov described the Tlingit warriors as wearing "thick helmets with figures of monsters on them.
When Harold Jacobs, a Tlingit, saw a Native headband made of braided hair in a Philadelphia museum this month, he knew whose hair it was. He sang its song. Jacobs' great-great-great-great-great grandmother of Angoon had cut her hair, made it into a headband and given it to her husband to be remembered by, said Leonard John, executive director of the Kootznoowoo Cultural and Educational Foundation.
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