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ERIC Number: ED139550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Tides People (Tlingit Indians of Southeast Alaska). A Narrative Account of Tlingit Culture and Values Written by a Tlingit.
Peck, Cyrus E., Sr.
Written by a Tlingit for purposes of affirming Tlingit life style, values, and laws, this narrative account of the Alaskan Tlingit culture and values presents illustrations of the cultural values and value systems manifest in Tlingit language, art forms, music, ceremonies, and rituals. Designed to be instructional, the chapters of this document suggest a Native Studies curriculum. Chapters are titled as follows: "The Tides People (Alaska Native Brotherhood Organizers)"; "Migration"; "The Medicine Man (Ixt)"; "Beliefs: Kushtaka" (with illustration); "Beliefs: Tux Gwuz" (with illustration); "Beliefs: Lun Axeeduk, Auk Woman" (with illustration); "Beliefs: Witchcraft"; "Uncle as Head of Clan House"; "How Information is Passed Down" (with illustration); "Beliefs: Ceremonial Names";"Leaders of the Clan"; "Negotiations"; "Burial of Mother"; "Ceremonial Dances"; "Personal Names"; "Demon Possessed"; "War Canoes" (with illustration); "Forms of Community Government"; "Law Recognizing Ownership of Land and Sea"; "Laws Covering Liability and the Law of Adultery"; "Copyright Laws"; "Indian Laws of Inheritance"; "Trade Relations"; "First Ritual after a Death"; "The Payoff" (with illustration); "Ritual of Final Rites"; and "Keet: The Tlingit Legend of the Creation of the Killer Whale" (with illustration). (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Greater Juneau Borough School District, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska