Monday, November 29, 2010


Charles Miles. (1963). Indian and Eskimo Artifacts of North America. Retrieved November 23, 2010.

Native Americans enjoyed making their tools and things. Now we call what they made an art. It is art and the Tlingit people and all Native Americans enjoyed making and using it. Basketry is a Tlingit women’s form of art and a way to express herself through the basket. She would add anything from color, feathers, beads, and a design to tell a story or to stand for something that meant something special to her. Tlingit’s loved used bright colors.  This was done by dying the root before weaving the basket. Sometimes, but very rarely, the women would even paint on a design. A fish basket could mean that it was salmon season when the basket was made, the salmon where going up stream.

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