Conversation l The Spiritual Life of Tlingit "Objects"

This is a conversation about at.óow—spiritual and sacred clan objects owned and used by Tlingit people-- that examines 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 Paki; and India Young, curator of 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.