Tlingit Chief Charles Jones Shakes and unidentified man in costume, Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1907

Tlingit Chief Charles Jones Shakes and unidentified man in costume, Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1907

Wrangell Medicine Man, Tlingit, c. 1900. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlingit_people

Wrangell Medicine Man, Tlingit, c. 1900. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlingit_people

A Tlingit community house and totem poles are preserved in Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan, Alaska.

A Tlingit community house and totem poles are preserved in Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Louis Shotridge was born about 1882 into a noble Tlingit family and grew to be a bright, handsome youth. His grandfather was a famous Chilkat chief known as Chartrich, and his father was George Shotridge, or Yeilgooxu ("Yel-goo-hu"), the keeper of the Whale House at the turn of the century. Under the matrilineal system of the Tlingits, Louis was born into his mother's clan, the Kaagwaatan, on the Eagle side.

Louis Shotridge was born about 1882 into a noble Tlingit family and grew to be a bright, handsome youth. His grandfather was a famous Chilkat chief known as Chartrich, and his father was George Shotridge, or Yeilgooxu ("Yel-goo-hu"), the keeper of the Whale House at the turn of the century. Under the matrilineal system of the Tlingits, Louis was born into his mother's clan, the Kaagwaatan, on the Eagle side.

Tlingit Bee-One of the strongest attributes to the bee is "loyalty." The bee is very loyal to the hive. The bee shows honor, duty, and consistency in performing his task. Once you understand how loyal they are, you will have a new respect for their species.                                                                                                                                                      More

Tlingit Bee-One of the strongest attributes to the bee is "loyalty." The bee is very loyal to the hive. The bee shows honor, duty, and consistency in performing his task. Once you understand how loyal they are, you will have a new respect for their species. More

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