tlingit girls

Two Tlingit girls, Tsacotna and Natsanitna, pose for a photograph in 1903. The nose rings are common ornaments among Indians of the Northwestern tribes, jewelry being a symbol of status.

Two Tlingit girls, Tsacotna and Natsanitna, pose for a photograph in 1903. The nose rings are common ornaments among Indians of the Northwestern tribes, jewelry being a symbol of status.

From The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Tribes by Bill Yenne, published by Arch Cape Press in 1986. The Tlingit are an Algonquian-Nadene speaking group in southern Alaska. In 1985, they numbered about 8,700.

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