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David G. Katzeek Recordings Collection

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David G. Katzeek Recordings Collection, 1980-2011 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Amanda J. Mosher, UAS Intern

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Collection Overview

Title: David G. Katzeek Recordings Collection, 1980-2011Add to your cart.

ID: MC/040

Primary Creator: Katzeek, David G.

Other Creators: Katzeek, Anna Klanott (1925-2011)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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

Languages: Tlingit, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of recordings of and concerning Tlingit leader and educator David Katzeek (Kingeistí), Eagle Moiety, Shangukeidí Clan of Klukwan. These recordings are both audio and audiovisual and consist of recordings of David Katzeek giving Tlingit oration, and recordings concerning his family, primarily his mother Anna Klanott Katzeek.

Biographical Note

David Katzeek (Kingeistí) is most known for his years of service and leadership in the Tlingit community and as a clan leader for the Eagle Moiety, Shangukeidí Clan of Klukwan. Katzeek is a Chilkat Eagle Tlingit of the Shangukeidí Clan from the Thunderbird House, the House Lowered by the Sun, and the Tree Bark House in Chilkat Kwáan Klukwan, Alaska, after his mother Anna Klanott Katzeek (1925-2011). David Katzeek is a child of the Gaanaxteidí after his father, George J. Katzeek, who was Raven Gaanaxteidí Clan of the Raven-Otter-Whale-Frog House in Klukwan, Alaska.

Mr. Katzeek worked from 1969 to 1982 in business and finance, working during this time as a Chief Auditor and Financial Officer for the City & Borough of Juneau, Alaska. With the establishment of Sealaska Heritage Foundation (now Sealaska Heritage Institute) by the Sealaska Corporation in 1982, Katzeek became its first President, a position he held until 1992. Since that time Katzeek has been a financial and cultural consultant. He has been a consultant to numerous Tlingit organizations, such as the Sealaska Heritage Institute and Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. He has also served on the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Council of Traditional Scholars for nearly two decades. He has devoted much of his time in the past decade to education, especially within the K-12 education system in the Juneau School District. Katzeek lives in Juneau, Alaska.

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: David Katzeek

Acquisition Method: The recordings in this collection were obtained from David Katzeek and generated by SHI in cooperation with David Katzeek. The recordings in Fd 1 were given to SHI by David Katzeek in September 2011; the recordings in Fd 2 were given to SHI by David Katzeek on February 1, 2012; the recordings in Fd 3 were generated by SHI in partnership with Katzeek prior to 2007; and the recordings and transcriptions in Fd 4 were recorded and translated/transcribed by SHI September 2012; the materials in Fds 5-6 were obtained by SHI prior to 2007, most generated via SHI and Katzeek via contract.


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Item 1: Dvd recording containing home footage of Anna Klanott Katzeek, clan mother of the Shangukeidí. Footage includes Anna Katzeek speaking to her grandchildren--explaining the meaning of family names, giving brief family and clan histories, and sharing songs, undated.

Item 2: Dvd recording containing home footage of Anna Klanott Katzeek, clan mother of the Shangukeidí. In this recording Anna Katzeek explains the importance of regalia and shows examples of her family’s personal regalia. She also tells an abbreviated version of the “Thunderbird” story. Anna Katzeek chronicles the traditions of memorial services in Tlingit culture, shares further stories, and speaks about the difference between more traditional and modern Tlingit art, undated.

Item 3: Dvd recording containing home footage of Anna Klanott Katzeek, clan mother of the Shangukeidí. This recording contains footage of Anna Katzeek and her family speaking, singing, and dancing at both informal and formal occasions. The importance and significance of individualized gestures and performing as a whole are briefly discussed. Further footage includes the installment of totem poles in UAS Egan Library, undated.

Folder 2: RecordingsAdd to your cart.

Item 1: Audiovisual recording of “The Sea Lion and the Ptarmigan,” as told by David Katzeek, in both Tlingit and English, 2011, recorded by Lance Twitchell.

Item 2: Audio recording of “The Sea Lion and the Ptarmigan,” as told by David Katzeek, in both Tlingit and English, 2011, recorded by Lance Twitchell.

Folder 3: RecordingsAdd to your cart.

Item 1: Audio recording of “The Coming of the White Man” as told by George R. Betts and read by David G. Katzeek.

Item 2: Audio recording of “The Woman Who Married the Bear” as told by Tom Peters and ready by David G. Katzeek.

Folder 4: RecordingsAdd to your cart.

Item 1: Dvd recording of the memorial service for Anna Klanott Katzeek, dated September 15, 2011 (discs 1 and 2), recorded by SHI.

Item 2: Dvd recording of the memorial service for Anna Klanott Katzeek, dated September 15, 2011 (discs 1 and 2), recorded by SHI.

Item 3: Transcribed record of the speeches and prayers at the memorial service for Anna Klanott Katzeek, dated September 15, 2011 (disc 1).

Item 4: Transcribed record of the speeches and prayers at the memorial service for Anna Klanott Katzeek, dated September 15, 2011 (disc 2).

Folder 5: RecordingsAdd to your cart.

Item 1: Audio recording on CD of “Raven Story: Origin of Dance, by the late Charlie Joseph Sr.,” read by David Katzeek, undated.

Item 2: Audio recording on CD and minidisc of David Katzeek speaking about Shangukeidí history, including crests, clan names, use of military uniform, and migration history, dated June 6, 2003. CD appears to be disc III.

Item 3: Audio recording on CD of David Katzeek performing and discussing Shangukeidí clan songs, December 2002.

Item 4: Audio CD labeled “Anna Katzeek – Lord’s Prayer.”

Item 5: Mindisc recording labeled “David Katzeek: Killer Whale Story, Shangukeidí, PITAS 2002.”

Folder 6: RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: VHS recording of Shangukeidí clan songs, with David Katzeek as participant.


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