The Eagle and The Raven - 2009 The Tlingit peoples of Alaska bear one of two matrilineal kinship signs. Either you're an eagle or a raven. Eagles must marry ravens and vice versa. The eagle and the raven symbols are pervasive in both their visual and oral art. This drawing, with eagle, raven, glacier, and hemlock forest, distills many of the things I saw in Alaska and found magical.