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Tlingit Rock Shelter transparencies

Collector:
Grainger, George  Search this
Extent:
3 Slides
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
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Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Transparencies are of Tlingit rock shelter or cave burials, probably 18th century or earliier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
Catalog Number 4765: (1)-(3) Tribe: Tlingit Description: Color transparencies of Tlingit cave burials, probably 18th century or earlier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
From Mr Grainger's letter of transmittal, (January 17, 1966): "...Apparently the central figure is of a Tlingit native. The empty boxes appear to be of Russian or Chinese origin. However there was at least one native steamed board box, sans nails. The matting and rope are apparently of cedar bark weave. The sacrificial skull might possibly date this burial site before the purchase of Alaska in the era of slavery. The area is all above ground overhanging rocks in a sort of cave..."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4765
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Alaska -- Ketchikan -- cave burials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4765
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3515304fc-7a6c-402e-a4b1-afaa835a034f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4765

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