Book

The Tlingit Indians

University of Washington Press ; American Museum of Natural History (70) • Published In 1991 • Pages: xl, 488

By: Emmons, George Thornton., De Laguna, Frederica.

Abstract
Emmons presents a broad ethnographic description of the Tlingit, primarily from the 1880-1900 time period. Luguna, as editor, supplements Emmons' descriptions with comments on Emmons' sources and additions from her own and other research on the Tlingit. The result is a very comprehensive description and analysis of Tlingit culture which includes subsistence activities, kinship organization, travel, arts, and religion. While the potlatch, ornamentation, art styles, maritime activities, and shamanism are distinctive aspects of Tlingit culture which stand out, Emmons and Laguna do not exclusively or unevenly focus on these aspects.
Subjects
Clans
Gift giving
Representative art
Ornament
Boats
Shamans and psychotherapists
culture
Tlingit
HRAF PubDate
1997
Region
North America
Sub Region
Northwest Coast and California
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist - 5
Analyst
Ronald N. Johnson ; 1996
Coverage Date
1700s - 1910
Coverage Place
southeastern Alaska, United States
Notes
George Thornton Emmons, edited with additions by Frederica de Laguna and a biography by Jean Low
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-475) and index
LCCN
9046274
LCSH
Tlingit Indians