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Klukwan students look at Tlingit hat


October 25, 2018

Klukwan School students, Emory Tipkemper, Ezra Nash, Jayden Hotch, Raven Hotch and Anica Tipkemper. view a Tlingit hat from the region during a field trip in the Yukon. According to Yukon government anthropologist Sheila Greer, the Kwäday Dän Ts'inchį man's final journey involved foot travel from somewhere in the lower Chilkat River country (Haines/Klukwan area). Based on the research, it appears that this male was around 18 years old, had spent the majority of his life eating coastal foods, but had recently increased his food intake from the interior. He lived around the 1700s and the hat's design and construction is consistent with that of the Haines/Klukwan area during that time period. Photo courtesy of Jessica Tipkemper.

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