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By Sarah DeCapua

ISBN-10: 0761441352

ISBN-13: 9780761441359

ISBN-10: 0761445862

ISBN-13: 9780761445869

The 1st american citizens books depict the main tribes from their early heritage to their carrying on with fight for survival and dignity.

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He untied three bundles and let their contents float up through the smoke hole of a plankhouse. One bundle held the stars. Another bundle held the moon. The third bundle held the sun. Raven made a woman who lived under the Earth and controlled the oceans’ tides. Then Raven made all the people of the Earth, including the Tlingit. He made them all speak different languages. Raven led the Tlingit under a glacier and through an ice passage to what is now the southeastern Alaska coast. They followed the present-day Nass, Stikine, and Taku rivers.

They live in small communities along Alaska’s coast. Tlingit in Canada live on reserves in British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Today’s Tlingit have a modern lifestyle. But they maintain their language, beliefs, and unique identity as Native Americans. Children in Tlingit communities go to local schools. Adults make a living as hunters, fishers, and loggers. Others own businesses in large cities, such as Sitka and Juneau, in Alaska. Tlingit in Canada are prominent in the communities of Atlin, British Columbia, and Teslin, Yukon Territory.

Another bundle held the moon. The third bundle held the sun. Raven made a woman who lived under the Earth and controlled the oceans’ tides. Then Raven made all the people of the Earth, including the Tlingit. He made them all speak different languages. Raven led the Tlingit under a glacier and through an ice passage to what is now the southeastern Alaska coast. They followed the present-day Nass, Stikine, and Taku rivers. Their journey ended when Raven told them they had arrived at the place where he wanted them to live.

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