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[Photograph album of Alaska Natives].
BANC PIC 2020.065--PIC; BANC PIC 2020.065
Collection Overview

Title:

[Photograph album of Alaska Natives]

Abstract:

Photograph album and other photographs, possibly taken and/or collected by a missionary, documenting their life in the midst of various tribes and villages of the Tlingit and perhaps other indigenous peoples in Alaska. Groups and/or their villages identified in captions include Klawock, Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Suquan and "Killisnoo Indians". Other locations depicted include Juneau and Forester Island. A few indigenous persons are identified (e.g. Klawock Chief Gunyah; Charlie Green, interpreter; "Josie"; "Walter"; "Indian Doctor"), but most are unidentified. Includes some candid views of indigenous peoples eating, washing, boating, gardening and setting up camp, and some posing for informal portraits (including a group of Killisnoo in traditional ceremonial attire). Also depicted are examples of indigenous material culture such as totem poles, dancing masks, blankets and statuary; and decorated houses, including that of the head Chief of the Sitka tribe and a Tlingit house (with added caption of the title of a Presbyterian periodical "Home Mission Monthly"). Other subjects include views of the residence of the photographer/compiler (described as "our house"); a Presbyterian church in Juneau; Johnny Skan, a Salvation Army "leader"; the steamer boat "Farallon"; and non-indigenous persons associated with the activities of the photographer/compiler.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ak
Tlingit Indians -- Photographs
Alaska Natives -- Photographs
Alaska Natives -- Material culture -- Photographs
Missionaries -- Alaska -- Photographs
Alaska -- Photographs
Klawock (Alaska) -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer, compiler unknown.
Most images include descriptive captions.
Photograph album of Alaska Natives, BANC PIC 2020.065, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Michael Gilbert Fairley ; 2020.

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

photoprint
50 photographs in 2 folders : gelatin silver prints, most mounted on paper leaves ; prints various sizes, leaves 14 x 18 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2020.065--PIC
BANC PIC 2020.065

Origin:

California