Tlingit Language: Primary School


Tlingit children are traditionally taught their lineage through oral history. They learn their family history, what village they are from, what clan they are a member of, what moiety they belong to, and the crests they are entitled to use because of that membership. Through oral history they learn their Tlingit name, where it came from and what it means. Knowing who you are and where you come from is absolutely essential today even as it was generations ago.

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