Friday, July 20, 2012

Old Indian



We wrap up Indian Portrait week with this picture from 1896. It shows an old Tlingit Indian man. I like all the detail and character in his face.

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  1. Is he missing an ear?

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  2. When we took our Alaskan cruise, we had a Tlingit guide that took us into Glacier Bay. He claimed to be one of very few speakers of the Tlingit language. Glacier Bay was marvelous and so was he.

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  3. You don't often see Indians with facial hair. Yet another difference in the genetic diversity amongst them.

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    1. I was just thinking the exact thing, and wondering if he had a mixed genetic background. Hubby is part Cherokee, and when he tries to grow a beard he looks as if the moths have been at him. Pathetic!

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