By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

New museum display highlights clan items returned to Wrangell

 

A killer whale hat is among the items returned by the University of Washington museum to the Naanyaa.aayí clan.

The Nolan Center is unveiling a new display this weekend featuring repatriated clan items that were returned to Wrangell last fall.

Objects in the display include xóots shákee.át, a bear headdress; tsax l'axhk'eit, a marmot mask; kéet shakee.át s'áaxhw, a killer whale hat (a replica); and gunakadeit s'eikdaakeit, a sea monster tobacco pipe.

The items were returned to Wrangell from the Thomas Burke Memorial Museum at the University of Washington.

Though most historical details of the objects are unknown, it is estimated that most of the items came from Wrangell in the 1930s or 1940s, said Jeani...



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