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The Tlingit (Lifeways) by Raymond Bial

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Published by Benchmark Books (NY) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tlingit Indians,
  • People & Places - United States - Native American,
  • History,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Sociology,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Biography & Autobiography - General,
  • Juvenile literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8016237M
ISBN 100761414142
ISBN 109780761414148

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This is an absolutely beautiful volume and a classic work on the Tlingit Indians. Emmons' original text was organized and completed by the late Freddie de Laguna, herself a major figure in the anthropology of the northwest (and a super person). The volume is well illustrated with historic by:   The Tlingit book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. A detailed introduction explains the drills and suggests ways of using the book at home, in schools, and in Tlingit communities. This is a revised Fourth Edition of the book that was first published nearly 25 years ago, and which remains the major text in the field. Contents include prefaces to all editions, Book One: Teacher and Student Guide. In Being and Place among the Tlingit, anthropologist Thomas F. Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, economy, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. Place signifies not only a specific geographical location but also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves/5.

George Emmons reports in his book The Tlingit Indians that this process traditionally took four to eight days. During this time, the body is prepared for cremation or burial (which is more common today). Attendees sing songs of grief; sometimes the family fasts. Our Tlingit identity is born through our language, inherited through our mothers. In our traditional way of life, we know one another. We know the lineage of one another and what that means to us and to our clans and families. This is a difficult world. In Lingít we might say «yatʼéexʼi át áyá yá k̲usti» (this life is hard, frozen. Younger children may like The Frog Princess, a picture book of a traditional Tlingit legend. Meet Lydia is an illustrated biography of a modern Tlingit girl which makes a great introduction to Tlingit life today. If you want to know more about Tlingit culture and history, two good books are Tlingit People and The Tlingit Indians. The Tlingit people, whose name means "People of the Tides", have a vast history; many speculate its origins dating as early as 11, years ago. Two major theories exist as to where the Tlingit people originate from, the largest being a coastal migration across the Bering Strait land mass from north Asia. Others, however, believe that the.

The book presents lots of great information in a very organized manner so it doesn't all jumble together. Kids would enjoy this book because it is easy to use and has really beautiful pictures of the Tlingit tribe. It would be a great book to read during a unit on the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest or a Native American unit/5.   My review from Amazon: This is an absolutely beautiful volume and a classic work on the Tlingit Indians. Emmons' original text was organized and completed by the late Freddie de Laguna, herself a major figure in the anthropology of the northwest (and a super person). The volume is well illustrated with historic photographs/5.   Overview. Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons, U.S.N., was station in Alaska during the s and s, a time when the Navy was largely responsible for law and stability in the Territory. His duties brought him into close contact with the Tlingit Indians, whose respect he won and from whom he gained an understanding of and respect for their : George Thornton Emmons. To the Chukchi Peninsula and to the Tlingit Indians /, Rasmuson Vol Journals and Letters by Aurel and Arthur Krause (The Rasmuson Library Historical) by Aurel Krause | Oct 1, out of 5 stars 1. Paperback.