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Tlingit Oral Histories, Oratory, & Events Recordings Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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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;


Box and Folder Listing


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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.],
[Box 11: Items 209-],
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Box 6: Items 151-161.Add to your cart.

Item 151:        Audio recording labeled “June 19, 1975 Klukwan, Alaska, Klukwan Inc. Meeting” 6.19.1975. Cassette Tape format.

Item 152:        Audio recording labeled “Dog Point, Introduction to Tlingit Language – Fish Camp. Begins with a song composed for SHI by Harold Jacobs.” Cassette Tape format.

Item 153:        Audio recording labeled “Cross Mountain Dancers, June 16, 1974” and contains a recording of this Tlingit dance group’s performance at Sitka, dance group leader was Ray Neilson. Cassette tape format.

Item 154:        Audio recording labeled “Herbert Mercer, Frank Mercer, on ANB founders and his own life,” dated 2/25/1993. Cassette tape format.

Item 155:        Audiovisual recording of Tlingit Peter Jack’s memorial service/koo.éex, Jan. 5, 2007, recording by Kathy Dye, SHI staff. 8mm digital videocassette format.

Item 156:        Audio recording labeled “ANB Service for Rodger Lang, Sealaska BOD, 1984.” Cassette tape format.

Item 157:        Audiovisual recording of Robert Loescher speaking about the founding of Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, Oct. 23, 2012, recording by Kathy Dye, SHI Staff. DVD format.

Item 158:        Audio recording labeled “Gaanax.ádi Cry Song, Taantá Kwáan,” undated. Contains a group singing in Tlingit this song. 6 minutes in length. CD format.

Item 159:        Audiovisual recording labeled “Anna Ehlers, Tape 12,” and “Roy Iutzi-Mitchell interview, Tape 11. Tape 12 shows the Chilkat weaving of Tlingit weaver of Anna Ehlers with Ehlers speaking about her life, weaving, and history of her experience as a weaver, then the recording shows footage of a weavers gathering and weavers working and talking informally, at UAS, circa 2000. Tape 11 shows an interview with linguist Roy Iutzi-Mitchell. Tape 12 is 60 minutes in length. CD-R format, VHS format.

Item 160:        Audiovisual recording of the memorial service/koo.éex for Tlingit elder Charlotte Young, recorded 9/29-30/1984. Five discs, CD-R format, One VHS format. Speaking in Tlingit and English.

Item 161:        Audiovisual recording labeled “Totem Heritage Center, Tlingits from SE AK, 2 & 3,” and is a recording primarily capturing Tlingit individuals at the Ketchikan Totem Heritage Center being instructed by George Ramos about dance and cultural protocols, dated 1992. CD-R format, VHS format. 1 hour and 14 minutes in length. [some content, the first track, is not connected with this recording]


Browse by Box:

[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.],
[Box 11: Items 209-],
[All]


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