Moving thousands of Indigenous artifacts closer to home

Dee Yonker

Zachariah Hughes
Anchorage Daily News

Not a lot is known about the jacket. But here are some basics.

It is made of tanned moose hide for an Athabascan chief. The metal zipper bisecting its front suggests a mid-20th century origin. A recent consultation with residents in Gulkana about its possible provenance turned up guidance that the beaded flowers running up the lapels denote it likely came from around Tanacross.

The jacket was recently moved into a display case at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. It’s one of 1,744 Indigenous works of art and material culture that are part of a transfer so massive, it doubled the organization’s collection.

Next Post

This tiny home tourist sees big design in small places

Author Mike Goldys poses in front of Maryann O’Keeffe’s boathouse in Charlotte, N.C. It was the 11th property on his little house tour. In the age of COVID-19, my desires of international adventures ended up put on maintain, but my escapes had been not halted entirely. I planned safe and […]

Subscribe US Now