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    There are many who are used to different cultures and celebrate this diversity in the western world. However, at times, those cultures lose a bit of themselves due to the integration into the western society, as is the case for Jordan Abel and Madeleine Thien. Abel, being of Nisga’a descent, and Thien, being of Malaysian descent, both aim towards bringing their perspectives on heritage separation to light through their works. Though different in the way they convey their messages of forgotten culture, both Abel and Thien show how the western society has taken over their own heritages, and this leads to the loss of cultural identity. Though Barbeau’s work was meant to preserve the Nisga’a heritage and history, his documentary, Nass River Indians, “foregrounds the presence of the anthropological fieldworker so as to control – but not erase – the signs of western cultural influence upon native lifeways in British Columbia” (Wakeham, 59). With this in mind, it is only natural that there would be evidence towards the westernization within the Nass River. When explaining the totem poles, Barbeau keeps a record of the pole of ‘Neesyoq and ‘Neeskyinwaet, and though he describes the totem pole’s appearance and use, the language is desensitized, as noticeable by his use of the words, “description,” and “function,” and his succinct choice of diction (qtd. in Abel, 11). Unlike Thien who sticks to the memory of childhood in order to tell the story of westernization, Abel uses Barbeau’s…

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    The Haida Gwaii Tribe

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    The Haida people are an aboriginal tribe that inhabit the northwest coast of British Columbia and Has of Alaska. They are an isolated people that rarely come in contact with civilization. They also live throughout the islands of Haida Gwaii, which means “islands of the people”. The geography of the Haida’s mainland affects their culture because, it affects the animals that can be hunted for food, it makes them need to be able to travel over water, and the climate affects the shelter they need.…

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    The Tlingit Life

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    Native peoples existed in what they simply called The Land, that today is known as Alaska, 10,000 years before written records were kept. The Tlingit people are among the oldest inhabitants, dwelling in what would become Glacier Bay, and within the temperate rain forests, and a multitude of islands, waterways and mountains of the southeastern part of this vast land. They had mastered the ways of their environment, learning to survive on the bountiful life their land provided. Tlingit life…

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    What Is The Tlingit Tribe

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    Mile’s CEPA Project (Tlingit Tribe) My project was a totem pole from the tribes of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States; specifically the Tlingit. It took me 2-3 hours to make it. (I also got some help from my mom too). All of the materials came from my mom, too. There are three animals on my totem pole. They are a bear, wolf, and eagle. The bear represents strength and courage, as these were two things needed to live the hard life of a Native American. The wolf represents…

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    Essay About Tlingit

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    These are some of the questions you might have about the Tlingit: How to pronounce the word Tlingit? What does it mean? Where do the Tlingit live? What roles the men and women and children played? What do Tlingit wear? Food eat ?And what Tlingit use for transportation? Etc… Well I have all the answers to all your questions. The word Tlingit is a bit difficult to pronounce, the word is pronounced TLIN-git or klin-KIT. One of the reasons that the name is so difficult to pronounce is…

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    Tlingit Armor Symbols

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    Kunz Axe and the Tlingit Armor feature animal symbolism and rare materials (jade and Chinese coins, for example). This helps one determine what was valued in the culture, which animals one would want to borrow strength from, which objects one would use to show rank. Despite these artifacts coming from different cultures (the Olmec and Tlingit Indian cultures respectively), these pieces share many similarities in concept and dedication. The Kunz Axe, created circa 1200-400 B.C., is an Olmec…

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    Tlingit Education History

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    There have been infinite control policies over the course of the Tlingit people’s history that effected their schools and educational system. Before Alaska was purchased by the United States, formal education came primarily from the efforts of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian-American Company. The Russian Orthodox Church through Bishop Innocent (Veniaminov) created the first alphabet for the Tlingit language and developed a Tlingit literacy program. Additionally in the nineteenth…

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    Tlingit Tribe Essay

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    The Tlingit are also known as Kolosh and are a tribe that live in the Southeastern coast, as well as the coastal islands of Alaska. The Tlingit's culture has been shaped by the conditions of the Alaskan area, which is mostly covered with mountains. The climate is temperate and humid and the forests are populated with animal life. The Tlingit Indians survived by fishing, hunting, and gathering. The Tlingit Indians lived in three groups including the Yehl or Raven, Goch or Wolf, and Nehadi or…

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    Tlingit Indians KAI MOORE Tlingit Indians are fascinating people and many people don't know a lot about them at all. That's what this paper is for. To inform you on the daily life of the Tlingit Indians. So, if you’re reading this I hope you’ll enjoy it. First off, the Tlingit lived Bands or groups. Their Houses were 100 ft. long and could fit up to 50 people inside. Men did more of the food gathering and hunting while the women did more housework and farming. The children had…

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    Angoon On October 26th, 1882 Angoon Alaska was shelled and burned by the US Navy after a dispute and alleged hostage situation. The Shaman of the Tlingit tribe was taken on a whale boat where a harpoon gun exploded, killing the medicine man of the tribe. The tribe mourned for 4 days after they received the news, they did nothing. After the monstrosity, the tribe only asked for 200 blankets and an apology from the US Navy, what they received was $90,000 from Congress. The conflict occurred…

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