Thursday, November 19, 2009
Here are my resources:
Retrieved on November 18, 2009 from: http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Sr-Z/Tlingit.html
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Langdon, S. (2002). The native people of Alaska. Anchorage: Edward Bovy
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
For the Tlingit people dance was a way of showing emotion, whether it would be a story, an apology or for shamans talking to spirits. Dancing is the most important part of a potlach because dancing is like a universal language, everybody knows what it is. Although some of us try to dance were not too good at it and thats why we keep the dancing to the dancers. In this case the dancers are the Tlingits.
Billman, E. (1975). Sheldon museum and cultural center. Retrieved November 17, 2009 from http://www.sheldonmuseum.org/tlingitdance.htm
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
When I was looking for more information on the Tlingit people, a thought came to my mind how about I go back and look over the book that we got at the beginning of the semester. Since that I have talked about the culture and hunting (some what) I want to inform my readers on how the Tlingit people traveled. Since the Tlingit people lived in Southeast Alaska there is a lot of water surrounding them. The Tlingits depended on dugout canoes for their transportation, the canoes were made out of spruce or cottonwood because red cedar is not found in this region of Alaska. There were two different sizes of canoes that were made, the small size was 10-16 feet long with a "u" shaped bottom that was designed for short trips, the canoe carried up to five people. The larger canoe was 20-50 feet in length it was used for long distance traveling, trading and war. These canoes had v-shaped bottoms and the draft was very deep. Both of these canoes were propelled by diamond shaped paddles, both men and women paddled. Canoes are still being made today but obviously not the same traditional way.