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.


  1. Is he missing an ear?

  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.

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

    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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