Sealaska Heritage publishes start of comprehensive research on Tlingit clan crests
Volume will be revised as more clans are added
May 3, 2023
Whether it's the Naanyaa.aayí, Kaach.ádi, Taalkweidí or one of the six other Tlingit clans represented in Wrangell, each has a story of its origins, handed down over thousands of years. One organization is working to preserve those stories, as well as stories of all Southeast Alaska clans, as accurately as possible.
About two years ago, the Sealaska Heritage Institute began researching and compiling information on an initial six Tlingit clan crests and how they came to be. The work was published last month in the book "The Crests of Tlingit Clans."
It is the first-ever registry of Tlingi...
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