Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tlingit Food

The food that Tlingit people ate was usually seasonal. In the spring time the eulachon (also known as hooligans) were caught, rendered to an oil and then congealed into a grease which was a highly-desired condiment eatin with dried salmon or herring eggs. In the fall moose and mountain goat were hunted. On the islands marine resources are the most important because all they have around them is water. The islanders would take herring and bird eggs, then seaweed and halibut. Sometimes seals were hunted on the rookeries and in the fall deer were hunted. During summer the women in the village would go out and pick and berries and greens.

Langdon, S. (2002). The native people of Alaska. Anchorage: Edward Bovy

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