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Tlingit man and woman in full dancing costumes, Alaska, 1906 :: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -- Image Portion

Top 10 Most Amazing Sculptures from Around The World

Top 10 Most Amazing Sculptures from Around The World

Tlingit shaman tying up a witch, Sitka, #Alaska.   http://www.pinterest.com/damianaseabrook/shamans-and-medicine-people/

Tlingit shaman tying up a witch, Sitka, Alaska Shaman and Witch -

Tlingit Indian woman and child standing in front of a Chilkat blanket. c. 1900.

Tlingit woman and child standing in front of a Chilkat blanket. Photo by Winter & Pond.

Three leaders of Chilkat. In brief, potlatches were hosted by a person who had saved food and material goods for the express purpose of the occasions. During the potlatch, the host displayed and emphasized certain rights or prerogatives. For instance, these privileges might include the right to take the name, political title or other relatives who had recently died. In some potlatches parents or other relatives would confer certain prerogatives on their children.

Photo title: Three Brothers: - Old Head Men of the Kak-Von-Ton of the Chilkat Tribe Left: The Monkey Man. Middle: Skan-Doo, Notorious old Medicine Man. Right: Swatka, the famous Indian Guide. "I'm yet to find out why Skan-Doo was notorious!

A Man Married To His Wife Who Preferred To Be More Femenim Did Not Make Him A Homosexual Queer

Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders. Habetrot Note: this is a contested theory and may not be provable by an examination of history.

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