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Chapter 6, pages 88-97, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1986
Author
Jonaitis, A.
Source
Chapter 6, pages 88-97, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Date
1986
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Crest and noncrest yek
Devilfish
Land otter
Mountain goats
Profane animals
Sacred animals
Tlingit animals
Water and shore birds
Yek
Abstract
The crest animal embodies all that man controls; it is the visual symbol of the social order. Animals of the supernatural domain, the yek controlled by shamans, differ considerably from crest animals. The Tlingit shaman encounters the yek animal on his vision quest, transforms into it during his masking ritual, and interacts continually with it.
Notes
Reference book found in Alaskana Collection: E99.T6 J65 1986
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Chapter 2, pages 26-33, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1986
Author
Jonaitis, A.
Source
Chapter 2, pages 26-33, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Date
1986
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Costume
Grave guardians and shamans' figures
Masks and maskettes
Necklaces and charms
Percussive instruments and batons
Secular and shamanic art
Tlingit
Abstract
The shaman's spirit helpers, called "yek," appeared on a wide variety of shamanic artworks that included grave guardians, masks, maskettes, headgear, batons, costumes, and percussive instruments.
Notes
Reference book found in Alaskana Collection: E99.T6 J65 1986
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Chapter 4, pages 51-66, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1986
Author
Jonaitis, A.
Source
Chapter 4, pages 51-66, Art of the Northern Tlingit, published by University of Washington Press
Date
1986
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Shamanic responsibilities
Shaman's initiation
Social norms
Tlingit shamanism
Tlingit social order
Witch
Abstract
The Tlingit shaman used his powers to cure the sick, combat witches, assure success in battle, cleanse the village of malevolent spirits, control the weather, guarantee good fish runs, prognosticate the future, interact with those far off, and rescue people kidnapped by land otters. The Tlingit shaman presented a striking image.
Notes
Reference book found in Alaskana Collection: E99.T6 J65 1986
Less detail