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[The Tlingit] : [microform] / G.T. Emmons.

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #26


  • 1907 - 1930

Biographical sketch

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Collected Tlingit art intensively, but only those pieces no longer used by the people, and carefully recorded the history of each piece. Author of several works on Northwest Coast Indians, some of which were published as part of the Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, a subseries of the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History.


1 v. (ca. 913 leaves) : (1 v. (ca. 913 leaves) : ill. ;, 28 cm. or smaller.)

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: American Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Anthropology.

Related Archival Materials

Custodian--Provincial Archives: Address--Victoria, B.C., Country--Canada..

Publication Date

[between 1907 and 1930].

General Note

Holograph, mainly in pencil and on recto of leaves of ruled paper. Some parts typewritten.

General Note

Unpublished work on the Tlingit, probably based on notes now in the Provincial Archives, Victoria, B.C. "The material of this writing describes the life of the Tlingit as seen in 1882 and through twenty-five years"--Introd.

General Note

Some parts are in more than one version.

General Note

Chapter 9 includes photographs of weapons, cut out and pasted alongside the text. The material on gambling also includes a set of gambling sticks (AMNH Dept. of Anthropology, acc. no. 16/9383)

General Note

Microfilm lacks a section of Chapter, part 2, entitled: Yakutat kwan. Library has 2 photocopies of this 14-leaf ms., one in stacks (E99.T6E462) and another in Ms.

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Social organization. [pt. 1.] Tribes. [pt. 2.] Phratries. Clans -- Ch. 3. Villages -- Ch. 4. The people -- Ch. 5. Domestic life -- Ch. 6. Life cycle -- Ch. 7. Arts and industries -- Ch. 8. Fishing and hunting -- Ch. 9. War and peace -- Ch. 10. Calendar -- Ch. 11. Shamanism -- Ch. 12. Gambling.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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