The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles brought together two dozen Chilkat and Ravenstail woven robes for the first time. To celebrate the robes, their histories, and their weavers at the end of the exhibit, members of a Southeast dance group donned a selection of the robes and danced them into the…
Kathy Rado, adopted Haida Double-fin Killerwhale wove this sea otter fur raven’s tail robe for her husband, Pedro Rado (Eagle, Killerwhale from Klukwan). Rado has been weaving in the raven’s tail style for over 30 years. Raven’s tail is a very old hand-weaving technique featuring geometric patterns that predates the more familiar Chilkat robes. The…
Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson discusses the history of northern Northwest Coast Native textiles featured in The Spirit Wraps Around You exhibit at the Alaska State Museum.
The Spirit Wraps Around You exhibit at the Alaska State Museum looks at the history of Northwest Coast weaving and features 24 Chilkat and Ravenstail robes. Artists, dancers, and the community welcome these robes to the Museum.
Author and photographer Amy Gulick discusses her book “The Salmon Way” – An inspiring look into the lives of Alaskans and salmon and how they intertwine.
Author Mary Ehrlander discusses her biography on the remarkable Irish-Athabascan and first known person to summit Mount Denali, Walter Harper.
Ray Troll joins us again with co-author Kirk Johnson to discuss the science side of their book, Cruising the Fossil Coast Line.
Curator Steve Henrikson helps us celebrate the moon landing anniversary with an interesting lecture on the landing and Alaska’s missing moon rocks.
Dr. Emil Notti discusses the 1971 legislation authorizing Alaskan Natives to receive 44 million acres of public land, establish Native Corporations, and grant a $962 million settlement of indigenous land claims.
Andrew T. Washburn discusses the history and importance of lighthouses in Alaska.