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Tlingit Oral Histories, Oratory, & Events Recordings Collection

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Items 1-37

Items 38-107.

Items 108-122.

Items 123-137.

Items 138-150.

Items 151-161.

Items 162-172.

Items 173-177.

Items 178-192.

Items 193-209.

Items 209-



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Tlingit Oral Histories, Oratory, & Events Recordings Collection, 1910-2006 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Alyssa Peterson, UAS Intern, and Zach Jones, Archivist

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Collection Overview

Title: Tlingit Oral Histories, Oratory, & Events Recordings Collection, 1910-2006Add to your cart.

ID: MC/022

Primary Creator: Tlingit Indians.

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Subjects: Tlingit Indians--History., Tlingit language.

Languages: Tlingit, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains recordings dating from circa 1910 to 2007, and primarily consisting of oral history recordings, Tlingit oratory, and recordings of Tlingit events, such as cultural gatherings. These recordings have been obtained by SHI from various donors, and the collection will continue to grow as more recordings are obtained.

The vast bulk of the recordings in this collection are audio only, with a few audiovisual. Many of the recordings are entirely in the Tlingit language, and most with no English translations. The various speakers on these recordings provide information on many topics, including life histories and family genealogies; clan and crest histories; Tlingit political and social systems and customs; gathering and harvesting practices; art forms such as basketry, carving, weaving; legends and stories; songs; and the Tlingit language. Many Tlingit clans are represented in this collection. Overall, this collection provides a wealth of information on various subjects relative to Tlingit culture, oratory, history, and language.

Subject/Index Terms

Tlingit Indians--History.
Tlingit language.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Use Restrictions: Intellectual Properties Note: Since SHI adheres to the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, and since we desire to honor Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian traditional cultural belief that clans retain the intellectual property rights to clan stories or songs, patrons who use or study clan songs or stories are asked to credit clan ownership to stories and songs.

Acquisition Source: Sealaska Heritage Institute

Acquisition Method: Items 1-95 in the collection were transferred from SHI’s Culture Department on 9/15/2010 to SHI; Item 94 was donated by Clarence Jackson to on 3/27/2008; Items 96-97 were transferred from SHI’s Media & Publications Department on 11/30/2011; Items 98-101 were obtained by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Items 102-03 were donated by Lawrence J. Jackson to SHI on 7/14/2003 (Acc.#2003.002); Items 104-05 were deposited with permission of the Indian University Archives of Traditional Music (Acc. # 2011.040); Item 106 was obtained by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Item 107 was donated to SHI by Donald Gregory on 1/6/2012; Items 108-111 were obtained by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Item 112 was generated by SHI and a copy was placed in SHI’s archival collection on 1/20/2012; Item 113 was donated by Byron Mallott 12/11/2011 (Acc. #2011.041); items 114-119 were obtained by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Items 120-122 were obtained by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Item 124 was donated to SHI by Ishmael Hope on April 11, 2012; Items 125-139 were received by SHI prior to Oct. 2007; Items 140-141 were generated by SHI and transferred to archives on July 12, 2012; Items 142-43 were copied from originals in the Rosita Worl collection and added to this collection on August 27, 2012; Items 144-183 were obtained prior to Oct. 2007; Item 184 was donated by Roy Peratrovich Jr. in 2008; Items 185-189 were obtained prior to Oct. 2007; Items 193-198 were donated by the Sealaska Corporation on 2/19/2013; Item 199 was generated by SHI and placed in archives on 2/21/2013; Item 200 was donated by Rosita Worl on 5/15/2013; Item 201 was received prior to Oct. 2007; Item 202 was donated by Tim Lindoff on 5/22/2013; Item 203 was received prior to Oct. 2007; Item 204 was donated by the Sealaska Corporation on 10/15/2013; Item 205 was donated by Jackie Kookesh on 12/29/13; Item 207 was donated by Paul Marks on 4/9/14; Item 208 was generated by SHI and donated to SHI by Sorrel Goodwin on 1/10/2011; Item 209 was generated by SHI in 2000 and 2002;


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[Box 1: Items 1-37],
[Box 2: Items 38-107.],
[Box 3: Items 108-122.],
[Box 4: Items 123-137.],
[Box 5: Items 138-150.],
[Box 6: Items 151-161.],
[Box 7: Items 162-172.],
[Box 8: Items 173-177.],
[Box 9: Items 178-192.],
[Box 10: Items 193-209.],
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Box 2: Items 38-107.Add to your cart.

Item 38:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herb Bradley #1 Side A’. Recorded February 25, 1984 by Berry Roberts in Wrangell, Alaska. Speaker Herb Bradley. Length 46 minutes 38 seconds. Provides information on Kiks.ádi oral history, traditions, territory, and trade. 2 copies.

Item 39:          Sound recording, discs labeled ‘David Katzeek singing and teaching how to sing Tlingit Thunderbird songs, 2002’. Recorded June 5, 2002. Length 23 minutes 8 seconds. Speaker David Katzeek. Tlingit songs. 2 copies.

Item 40:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Thunderbird House Dedication, Raven & Thunderbird Songs, from David Katzeek’. Recorded May 6, 1972. Length 57 minutes 32 seconds. Recording of Tlingit dance performances with singing and drumming. Elders give speeches in Tlingit.

Item 41:          Audio recording labeled ‘Marks Trail Dancers,” circa 1970s. Length 43 minutes 16 seconds. Marks Trail Dancers performing to welcome tourists to Alaska. Tlingit Rosita Worl provides information Tlingit culture, social structure, kinship systems, ownership rights, and clan relations and welcomes people to Alaska. Briefly explains songs performed. From the Rosita Worl collection.

Item 42:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Marks Trail Dancers, Anchorage, AMU’. Recorded October 19, 1970 at Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage, Alaska. Length 63 minutes 9 seconds. Tlingit Rosita Worl provides information on Tlingit culture, social structure, kinship systems, ownership rights, and clan relations. Briefly explains songs performed. From the Rosita Worl collection.

Item 43:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Marks Trail Dancers, Party for NCAI’. Recorded September 20, 1970. Length 59 minutes 45 seconds. Marks Trail Dancers performing for National Congress of American Indians. Tlingit songs. From the Rosita Worl collection.

Item 44:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Marks Trail Dancers, Smithsonian’. Recorded July 3, 1971. Length 79 minutes 24 seconds. Native American dance groups perform at Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Ohio. Marks Trail Dancers perform Tsimshian and Tlingit dances. Perform ‘spirit dance’, which belongs to Chookaneidi clan from Hoonah. From the Rosita Worl collection.

Item 45:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Mark Trail Dancers Practice’. Length 64 minutes 32 seconds. Teaching and practicing song verses in Tlingit. From the Rosita Worl collection.

Item 46:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, A #1’ and A#4’. Recorded April 6, 1994 in Sitka, Alaska. Length 63 minutes 18 seconds. Speaker Herman Kitka. Provides information on burial practices. Provides information on clan house names; mentions Killer Whale House and Brown Bear House. Discusses family history. 2 copies [second labeled #4]. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 47:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, A #2 and A#5’. Recorded April 6, 1994 in Sitka, Alaska. Length 63 minutes 6 seconds. Speaker Herman Kitka and Martha Daniels Kitka and unidentified female interviewer. Discusses memorial parties and clan relations. Provides information on Russian contact with Tlingits. Herman tells story of the coming of the first white man. At end of recording, Tlingit dance group is performing. 2 copies [second labeled #5]. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 48:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, A #3’. Recorded April 1, 1994 in Sitka, Alaska. Length 38 minutes 2 seconds. Discusses family history and genealogy. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 49:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, A #6’. Recorded April 1994 in Sitka, Alaska. Length 40 minutes 57 seconds. Speaker Herman Martha Daniels Kitka and unidentified female interviewer. Discusses repatriation and Tlingit property laws. Provides information on clan houses and history. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 50:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, A #7’. Recorded April 1994 in Sitka, Alaska. Length 45 minutes 54 seconds. Speaker Herman Martha Daniels Kitka and unidentified female interviewer. Provides information on Tlingit beliefs. Provides information on Tlingit conflict with Russians. Discusses clans and house crests. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 51:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Herman Kitka, Eric Morrison, A #8’. Recorded in Juneau, Alaska. Length 21 minutes 7 seconds. Speaker Eric Morrison (Luknaax.ádi clan) and Herman Kitka. Morrison discusses Kaagwaantaan Bear Shirt and provides information on clan houses. Kitka provides information on clan houses and property. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 2.]

Item 52:          Sound recording of Austin Hammond (Lukaax.ádi Clan), recorded August 2, 1991. Disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, Fish Weir, B1’. Recorded Length 63 minutes 36 seconds, speaking in English. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.] Content: Speech about keeping Tlingit culture and traditions alive. Discusses Tlingit law. Talks about strength and strength training for boys. Discusses how children were raised traditionally.

Item 53:          Sound recording of Austin Hammond (Lukaax.ádi Clan), recorded January 12, 1985 at Richard Dauenhauer’s home in Juneau. Length 63 minutes 37 seconds. Numbered B # 2. Speaking in Tlingit. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.] Content: Austin Hammond, Lukaax.ádi tells the story of how raven talked the hawk to help bring the fire to the people of the earth, how raven put the spirit into all things of the earth, and how raven got fire. Austin uses the story to encourage young people by telling them that sometimes difficult or painful things will happen to a people but there is always good that follows. He also makes a prediction that this is the way it might be with the work people are doing on the language, culture, history, tradition, customs and beliefs so they are to take courage. Ideal item for Native education. Speaking in Tlingit, no English translation, told to the Tlingit youth for educational purposes. 3 copies.

Item 54:          Sound recording of Austin Hammond (Lukaax.ádi Clan), labeled “Austin Hammond, B #5,” recorded May 20, 1993 [or 3/23/1974?]. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.] Content: Hammond appears to be speaking publicly about Tlingit culture, history, and the Tlingit way of life. Part of the recording contains singing of dancing groups.

Item 55:          Audio recording of Austin Hammond (Lukaax.ádi clan) speaking in English, recorded May 20, 1993. Disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, B #8’. Recorded May 20, 1993. Length 48 minutes 10 seconds. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.] Content: Talks about the Spirit. Talks about how stories should be told. Tells story about how Raven Got Water for the People and became black in the process.

Item 56:          Sound recording, labeled ‘Austin Hammond w/ Naakahidi White Sail, Jeremy’s Tape, B #9’. Recorded 1993. Length 77 minutes 49 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells about contact with the first Europeans. Discusses traditional food. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 57:          Sound recording, labeled ‘Austin Hammond, Prayer – Raven & Fire, Naakahidi, Jeremy’s Tape, B #10’. Recorded 1993. Length 30 minutes 1 second. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells stories about Raven. Disc has sound issues. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 58:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, Naakahidi, Jeremy’s tape, B #11’. Recorded 1993. Length 52 minutes 57 seconds. Tells a story about how the Sun married a Tlingit woman. Mentions Mountain House and discusses the importance of houses to the Tlingit. Tells more stories. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 59:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, Sockeye Clan MTG Cont., Tape 2, B#12’. Recorded March 7, 1992. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells stories to teach the people gathered. Discussion of land rights. Format; CD and cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 60:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, “How We Got the Spirit”, C #1’. Recorded June 18 - 20, 1993. Length 55 minutes 37 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells story about land otter and how one should deal with a land otter. Provides information on land otter behavior. Talks about the Spirit believed by the Tlingit people, and tells stories about the Spirit. Format; CD and original cassette. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 61:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, “How We Got The Spirit”, C #2’. Recorded June 19-21, 1993. Length 61 minutes 18 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells stories, including one about how Raven trained his nephew, one about marriage customs, and one about the Tlingit people canoeing out to the first Russian ship. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 62:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, “How We Got The Spirit”, C #3’. Recorded June 20, 1993. Length 57 minutes 29 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells story about how the Tlingit people started trading with the Russians. Discusses first interactions with the Russians and Russian activity. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 63:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammon[d], “How We Got The Spirit”, C #4’. Recorded June 21, 1993. Length 63 minutes 9 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Talks about the Spirit and Tlingit beliefs. Tells a story to teach that people should respect everything, for everything has a spirit. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 64:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, “How We Got The Spirit”, C #5’. Recorded June 22, 1993 in Haines, Alaska. Length 12 minutes 41 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Remembering what his grandfather had taught him. Mentions dancing at the Bear House with the Mosquito Mask. Talks about being alone and lonely. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 65:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Austin Hammond, “How We Got The Spirit” edited, C #6’. Length 11 minutes 20 seconds. Speaker Austin Hammond. Tells the story of how the Tlingit ‘got the Spirit’. Discusses the importance of the Spirit and how everything has a spirit. [Original cassette in Oversized Box 1.]

Item 66:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, No. 1 Klukwan, H #1’. Recorded May 5, 1972. Length 61 minutes 50 seconds. Speeches and singing in Tlingit. Recording of dance group(s) performing. First 30 minutes of the recording is blank.

Item 67:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #2 A’. Length 61 minutes 19 seconds. Speech in Tlingit. Recording of dance group(s) performing.

Item 68:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #2 B’. Recorded May 1972. Length 63 minutes 47 seconds. Recording of dance group(s) performing. Speeches in Tlingit.

Item 69:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #3 A’. Recorded May 1972. Length 62 minutes 27 seconds. Conversing in Tlingit. Speeches in Tlingit.

Item 70:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #3 B’. Recorded May 1972. Length 60 minutes 2 seconds. Recording of dance group(s) performing. Speeches in Tlingit.

Item 71:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, day 2, H #4 A, Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] & Austin Hammond & Dances’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 47 minutes 37 seconds. Speech by David Katzeek. Shangukeidí dancers perform. More speeches are given.

Item 72:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, day 2, H #4 B, Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut], Austin Hammond, & Dances’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. 45 minutes 25 seconds. Speech in Tlingit, translated into English. Dancers perform, possibly Klukwan group. 2 copies [second labeled ‘Shungookeidee House Party, day 2, H #5 B’].

Item 73:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, day 2, H #5 A, Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut], Austin Hammond, & Dancers’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 46 minutes 29 seconds. Speech by David Katzeek. Shangukeidí dancers perform.

Item 74:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #6 A’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 62 minutes 26 seconds. Recording of dance group(s) performing. Speeches given in Tlingit.

Item 75:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #6 B’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 62 minutes 13 seconds. Speeches in Tlingit. A lot of background chatter.

Item 76:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #7 A’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 64 minutes 18 seconds. Speeches in Tlingit. No English translation.

Item 77:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #7 A’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 61 minutes 59 seconds. Speeches in Tlingit, no English translation.

Item 78:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #8 A’. Recorded May 5, 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 63 minutes 47 seconds. Speeches in Tlingit, no English translation. A lot of background chatter.

Item 79:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #8 B’. Recorded May 5, 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 42 minutes 56 seconds. Speeches in Tlingit, no English translation. One Tlingit song performed.

Item 80:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #9 A’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 48 minutes 2 seconds. Dance group performs one song. Speeches in Tlingit, no English translation. A lot of background chatter.

Item 81:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Shungookeidee [Shangukeidí] House Party, H #9 B’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska. Length 46 minutes 8 seconds. Dance group(s) perform. Speeches in Tlingit, no English translation.

Item 82:          Sound recording of the Shangukeidí House Party, H #10’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska.

Item 83:          Sound recording of the Shangukeidí House Party, H #11’. Recorded May 1972 in Haines, Alaska.

Item 84:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jennie [Thlunaut] Life History, F #1 A’. Length 47 minutes 17 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about memories and family history. 2 copies on CD. [second labeled ‘Jennie [Thlunaut] Life History, F #3 A’]. [Original cassettes for these recordings are located in oversized box shadow box.]

Item 85:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jennie [Thlunaut] Life History, 1 B’. Length 45 minutes 36 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Provides information about gathering and preparation of traditional foods. 2 copies [second labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] Life History, F #3 B’].

Item 86:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut], F #2 A’. Recorded in Klukwan. Length 46 minutes 4 minutes. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about life history and memories. 2 copies [second labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] Life History, F #4 B’].

Item 87:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut], F #2 B’. Length 45 minutes 47 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about her and her mother making and selling baskets. Talks about her memories and life history.

Item 88:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Junn[ie] [Thlunaut] Life History, F #4 A’. Length 46 minutes 53 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talking in Tlingit. Talks about making and selling and trading baskets. Talks about what she learned from her mother.

Item 89:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut], Haines 7-8 May, F #5’. Recorded in Haines, Alaska. Length 63 minutes 39 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Tells stories and talks about memories. Talks about life history.

Item 90:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] with Jim Gordon from Cy Peck Jr. Collection, F #6’. Recorded August 30, 1981. Length 42 minutes 9 seconds. Speakers Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about working and her home(s). Talks about her life history.

Item 91:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] & Merril Sides, 3/18/74, 1972, D #1’. Recorded in 1972 or March 18, 1974. Length 57 minutes 55 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about life history. Speaks in Tlingit at some points, with no English translation.

Item 92:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] & Merril Sides 1972, D #2’. Recorded in 1972. Length 58 minutes 49 seconds. Speaker Jennie Thlunaut (Shax’saani Kéek’, Eagle/Wolf). Talks about memories and life history. Speaks in Tlingit at some points, some is translated into English.

Item 93:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Jenn[ie] [Thlunaut] & Merril Sides 1972, D #3’. Recorded in 1972. Length 56 minutes 36 seconds. Talks about baskets. Speaks in Tlingit at some points, no English translation.

Item 94:          Audio recording of Johnny C. Jackson (1893-1995) (Raven moiety, Kaach.ádi clan, Sitkweidí yádi) of Kake, recorded at Kake in 1981. Length 28 minutes 51 seconds. Speaking in Tlingit. Content review by DK: Jackson drums and sings several Tlingit songs. Content includes songs and stories about the Tsimshian connection to Kake, songs relative to Kake (such as a Raven peace song), Tlingit names, and mention of the 1926 burning of totems and regalia at Kake. Two copies; 28 minutes in length.

Item 95:          Sound recording, disc labeled ‘Demmert’. Recorded in February [year unknown]. Length 69 minutes 56 seconds. Speaker Emmert Demmert. Talks about his experience going to school and then experience as a Tlingit teacher.

Item 96:          Audiovisual recording of Clarence Jackson interviewing Walter A. Soboleff about Dog Salmon Clan Names, recording in Tlingit, dated 2/6/2009. Format; DVD, 1 copy. [disc malfunctions sometimes and will not play]

Item 97:          Audiovisual recording of Clarence Jackson speaking in Tlingit in the Sealaska Building Boardroom, 3/23/2006. Format; DVD, 1 copy.

Item 98:          Audio recording of a public event attributed to Angoon, undated, three CDs. Speaking is nearly all in the Tlingit language. Disc three contains part of a religious sermon in the English language, possibly by Robert Zuboff [Note: the original CDs are articulated as set of 4, but CD 2 of 4 is missing and not included in this listing]

Item 99:          Audio recording of a discussion between Herman Kitka (Kaagwaantaan) and George Ramos (Luknaax.ádi) speaking about Luknaax.ádi at.óow formerly held by Kitka, but now apparently housed by the Sheldon Jackson Museum and how the items were placed at the museum by Kitka. Discussion concerns the complexity of how Kitka came into the possession of the Luknaax.ádi items (from his father), and how Ramos wants them returned to his clan (kindly contesting Kitka’s right to hold them for the Luknaax.ádi). Recorded April 26, 2007 by an unidentified interviewer, CD. 1 hour and 8 minutes. Speaking is nearly all in the Tlingit language. English language notes from review of fluent Tlingit speaker in 2011 in file; inquire with archivist.

Item 100:        Audio recording attributed to “Mrs. Willard, Alice Lee, Jennie Thlunaut, and Elizabeth David,” undated. Recording contains speaking and singing entirely in the Tlingit language. Two copies, CD format.

Item 101:        Audiovisual recording of Johnny C. Jackson (1893-1995) (Raven moiety, Kaach.ádi clan, Sitkweidí yádi) of Kake speaking and singing in the Tlingit language at Kake, undated but circa 1970. Format: DVD migrated from ½” open reel in 2010. [Open reel in Oversized Box 1.] Label on reel reads “Johnny C. Jackson, Peace Dance.” 31 minutes in length. Content by Fred White; A) Jackson is telling the story about the song that is sung after an event of someone becoming a Guwakaan (Deer – Peacemaker); B) The song is sung to the Children of both sides of which the trouble was between; C) Talking about the peacefulness of the Deer why it’s chosen to symbolize the peace between the troubles; D) There are a lot songs but he wishes to sing two of them so our children will hear them; E) Shaman Spirit Helper Song (Yéik Utée); F) Learned song from Uncles and Grandparents (Ye Ghooch Yee shee dei ei); G) A song composed by his in-law, a song he had composed for himself; and H) Asyát’s Song composed by himself.

Item 102:        Audio recording (part 1) of an Angoon [?] potlatch or koo.éex’ migrated from open reel to CD. All singing and speaking is in the Tlingit language. Label on the recording reads “Cyril Zuboff” of Angoon who may have made the recording. This recording of this potlatch is continued in the following item (part 2). Two CDs from migration with two copies of each CD, open reel included. [Original reel in Oversized Box 1.] 128 minutes in length.

In December 2011 Items 102-03 were reviewed by fluent Tlingit speaker David Katzeek via an IMLS grant, and Katzeek felt it was a potlatch hosted by the Wooshkeetaan Clan or the Eagle clans, for one of the Raven clans. The gathering appears to include all the clans of Angoon, with Eagle and Raven clans fulfilling potlatch protocols and duties. The recording contains detailed clan histories, clan names, information on at.óow, and oratory. Also included is a story about a Kiks.ádi grandson who goes to war against the Russians in 1802/04. Katzeek felt this recording was very important and significant. Notes from Katzeek’s review are available upon researcher request.

Item 103:        Audio recording (part 2) of an Angoon koo.éex held in 1961, migrated from open reel to CD. All singing and speaking is in the Tlingit language. Label on the recording reads “Angoon Potlatch”. The recording of this potlatch is continued in the previous item (part 1). Three CDs from migration with two copies of each CD, open reel included. [Original reel in Oversized Box 1.] 130 minutes in length.

Item 104:        Audio recording of Louis Shotridge telling the story Origin of the Mosquito in Tlingit, circa 1910s, 5 minutes in length. Audio quality varies. Original cylinders in the possession of the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music; deposited with permission.

Item 105:        Audio recordings of Louis Shotridge speaking and singing in Tlingit, circa 1910s, 10 minutes in length. CD contains 5 tracks, each containing a short recording from an original cylinder. Audio quality varies. Two CDs, each has different pitch for audio quality. Original cylinders in the possession of the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music; deposited with permission.

Item 106:        Audio recording of Horace [Marks?], label reads “Yakutat Teikweidí,” circa mid-1980s, 6:26 in length. Speaking in Tlingit, with a few questions in English about the history of a tunic given at Celebration 1982.

Item 107:        Audio recording of Cyril George Sr. telling the story of the Beaver from Basket Bay, recorded on 11/14/2002 at SHI by interviewer Donald Gregory. Speaking in English, 17 minutes in length. Cassette and CD format.


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[Box 6: Items 151-161.],
[Box 7: Items 162-172.],
[Box 8: Items 173-177.],
[Box 9: Items 178-192.],
[Box 10: Items 193-209.],
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