The Spiritual Life of Tlingit “Objects”


The Spiritual Life of Tlingit “Objects”

Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a conversation about at.oow—spiritual and sacred clan objects owned and used by Tlingit people. This discussion will examine the history of the collection at Princeton from Yakutat, Alaska; the role of these “objects” in ceremony; the complexity of relationships between tribes and museums; and the importance of spiritual knowledge for the next generation of Tlingit knowledge keepers.  
Featuring Tlingit anthropologist Judith Daxootsu Ramos, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks; her daughter and Tlingit artist, Maka Monture Päki; and India Young, Curator, Art and Images, Royal BC Museum. Introduced by Bryan R. Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas. 

Free registration for the lecture via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. This program, including live closed-captioning, is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tlingit, Kéet shadakóox (killer whale crest hat) with four status rings, ca. 1860. Spruce root and red, black, and blue paint. Princeton University Art Museum. Lent by the Department of Geociences, Princeton University