Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

150-year-old Tlingit maps celebrated

 

October 31, 2019

Helen Alten

Visitors study blown-up prints of the front and newly discovered back of the Kohklux maps on display at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse last weekend.

In 2007, when cartographer John Cloud was cataloging more than 7,000 maps at the National Archives in Washington D.C., he came across two that immediately chilled him.

"In fifteen minutes, I found two different maps done by Alaska Natives working...



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