Tlingit

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Fishing and Hunting

Fishing and Hunting

Salmon, a principal food, were trapped, harpooned, or caught with hook and line.

Spoons

Spoons

Tlingit made spoons and bowls out of mountain goat horn, which is black, and mountain sheep horn, which is light.

Chilkat Weaving

Chilkat Weaving

Women of the Chilkat tribe, a division of the Tlingit people, wove the famous blankets called the Chilkat blankets.

Tlingit Basketmaking

Tlingit Basketmaking

Tlingit women wove baskets of thin segments of spruce root of of flat or twisted cedarbark cordage.

Tlingit Burial

Tlingit Burial

At death, the body of a Tlingit chief or a person of high rank was placed sitting up against the back wall of the house.

Adornment

Adornment

Men and women pierced the septum of the nose and the rim of the ear for the attachment of ornaments; women, in addition, pierced the lower lip in which they inserted a lip plug or labret.

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