||Produced by Alaska Moving Image Assoc. 1997.
Nearly 50 years ago, anthropologist Frederica de Laguna began an ambitious project to document the culture of the Tlingit Indians in the remote village of Yakutat along Alaska's rugged Gulf Coast. Reunion Under Mount Saint Elias tells the tale when on the brink of her 90th birthday, the Tlingit Tribe invited their "Grandmother Freddy" back to Yakutat to honor her for the stories, songs and studies which were later published in a massive three volume set. Under Mount Saint Elias has become a priceless record of the past and a source of inspiration for the future. Reunion Under Mount Saint Elias is a inspiring story of mutual respect and an instructive portrait of one of the last great pioneers of American anthropology.
1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in
by Laura Bliss Spaan
Yakutat village along Alaska's Gulf Coast
Culture of the Tlingit Indians