Ceremonial paddles from the Eyak Indians, Alaska
University Museum Bulletin • 5 (2) • Published In 1934 • Pages: 57-59
By: De Laguna, Frederica.
AbstractThis document analyzes the meanings and social importance of two rare Eyak ceremonial paddles or wands that would have been used in a mortuary potlatch. The design of the paddles—along with potlatches and a division into Raven and Eagle moieties—likely was adopted from the Tlingit after the Eyak migrated to the Copper River delta area.
- North America
- Sub Region
- Arctic and Subarctic
- Document Type
- Archaeologist/Ethnologist - 4, 5
- Teferi Abate Adem
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Cordova and Copper River delta area, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States
- Frederica De Laguna
- Eyak Indians