• Creator
  • J.E.W.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1909
  • Description
  • The man in this photograph wears a woven Chilkat blanket and a wooden headdress carved with the image of a bear. His name, written on the photograph as Tal Tan Billy, implies that he was connected with the Athabaskan Tahltan people who lived inland from the British Columbia coast, along the Stikine River. The Tahltan and Tlingit had a complex relationship that involved trade networks, intermarriage, and some overlapping territories. The subjec... more
    The man in this photograph wears a woven Chilkat blanket and a wooden headdress carved with the image of a bear. His name, written on the photograph as Tal Tan Billy, implies that he was connected with the Athabaskan Tahltan people who lived inland from the British Columbia coast, along the Stikine River. The Tahltan and Tlingit had a complex relationship that involved trade networks, intermarriage, and some overlapping territories. The subject's ceremonial clothing is typical of the Tlingit; Tahltan artwork was influenced by Tlingit styles. Caption on image: "Tal Tan Billy" ; "j.e.w."Caption information from Bill Holm, "Art", in Wayne Suttles, ed. Handbook of the North American Indians, Vol. 7: Northwest Coast, p. 606. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Image/JPEG
    Safety film negatives