Tlingit Language: Primary School


One of the first things anyone who sees an old village site notices are the mag­nificent totem poles perched along the shore. To us today totems are beautiful works of art. To the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of Southeast Alaska they also hold deep meaning and are of great significance. They tell clan stories and describe important historical events. Some even signify the final resting place of clan leaders.

Personal Names:
  • Nancy Douglas
  • Kitty Eddy
  • Shgen George
  • Kathy Nielson
  • Hans Chester
  • Rocky Eddy
  • Linda Belarde
  • Yarrow Vaara
  • David Katzeek
  • John Marks
  • Mary Foletti
  • Rose Natkong
  • Jessica Chester
  • Julie Folta
  • Toni Mallott
  • Annie Calkins