• Created Date
  • ca. 1895
  • Description
  • The costumes worn by these dancers at Klukwan include button-design and beaded tunics, with elaborately-beaded aprons and fringed leather shirts. The boy in the darker costume wears a wig and headdress of mountain goat horn normally reserved for the ixt, or spiritual leader. All five of the men have nose rings, a common adornment in earlier times, but the boys do not wear them. The Chilkat are a coastal Tlingit people.Caption on image: "Chilka... more
    The costumes worn by these dancers at Klukwan include button-design and beaded tunics, with elaborately-beaded aprons and fringed leather shirts. The boy in the darker costume wears a wig and headdress of mountain goat horn normally reserved for the ixt, or spiritual leader. All five of the men have nose rings, a common adornment in earlier times, but the boys do not wear them. The Chilkat are a coastal Tlingit people.Caption on image: "Chilkat Indians in dancing costumes, Alaska" ; "Copyright by Winter & Pond."Photographers Lloyd V. Winter and Percy E. Pond opened their Juneau, Alaska, studio in 1893, and documented the people and places of southeastern Alaska until the mid-1940s. (Victoria Wyatt, Images from the Inside Passage: An Alaskan Portrait by Winter & Pond, pp. 13-14.). less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Image/JPEG
    Safety film negatives