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Accession Number: TT.04690
Date of Photo: 1976
Caption: THE GAJAA HEEN (Old Sitka) Dancers performed at the American Folklore Festival in Washington D.C. Coordinated by Margy Johnson of Alaska Federation of Natives and the Smithsonian Institution, the festival itself is jointly sponsored by the American Airlines and General Foods. During the five-day performance it is estimated that over 50,000 visitors per day watched the performancers. Alaska native craftsman, carvers, skin sewers and bead workers from the Visual Arts Center in Anchorage and the Carving Shop in Juneau displayed their crafts and talents

Description: THE GAJAA HEEN (Old Sitka) Dancers performed at the American Folklore Festival in Washington D.C. Coordinated by Margy Johnson of Alaska Federation of Natives and the Smithsonian Institution, the festival itself is jointly sponsored by the American Airlines and General Foods. During the five-day performance it is estimated that over 50,000 visitors per day watched the performancers. Alaska native craftsman, carvers, skin sewers and bead workers from the Visual Arts Center in Anchorage and the Carving Shop in Juneau displayed their crafts and talents


Name: Unknown Photographer
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Role: Photographer

State: District of Columbia
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Indigenous Group: Tlingit
Publication Information: Aug 11, 1976
CD Number: 635

Annotations: Gajaa Heen - (Old Sitka Dancers)
THE GAJAA HEEN (Old Sitka) Dancers performed at the American Folklore Festival in Washington,
D.C. Coordinated by Margy Johnson of Alaska Federation of Natives and the Smithsonian Institution,
the festival itself is jointly sponsored by the American Airlines and General Foods. During the five-day
performance it is estimated that over 50,000 visitors per day watched the performancers. Alaska native
craftsman, carvers, skin sewers and bead workers from the Visual Arts Center in Anchorage and the
Carving Shop in Juneau displayed their crafts and talents
4 1/4"
Aug 11, 1976
5 1/4"
(60)
pg1
Keywords: Indigenous Groups:Tlingit
People:Dancers
People:Elders
People:Men
People:Women
People:Young Adults
Portraits:Group portraits



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