National Anthropological Archives

Tlingit Rock Shelter transparencies

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4765
Creators:
Grainger, George
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
3 Slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Transparencies are of Tlingit rock shelter or cave burials, probably 18th century or earliier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
Scope and Contents
Catalog Number 4765: (1)-(3) Tribe: Tlingit Description: Color transparencies of Tlingit cave burials, probably 18th century or earlier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
Scope and Contents
From Mr Grainger's letter of transmittal, (January 17, 1966): "...Apparently the central figure is of a Tlingit native. The empty boxes appear to be of Russian or Chinese origin. However there was at least one native steamed board box, sans nails. The matting and rope are apparently of cedar bark weave. The sacrificial skull might possibly date this burial site before the purchase of Alaska in the era of slavery. The area is all above ground overhanging rocks in a sort of cave..."

Administration
Custodial History
Received from Mr George Grainger, B-2 2501 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, California, 92626, January 20, 1966.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4765


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska -- Ketchikan -- cave burials Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tlingit Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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