PrefaceAcknowledgments Introduction 1. Lingit Kusteeyi: Tlingit Economy, Society, and Religion at the Time of Contact 2. Anooshi: The People "from Under the Horizon" 3. The Early Decades of Tlingit-Russian Interaction 4. The Tlingit and the Russian Orthodox Church, 1834-67: From the Smallpox Epidemic to the Sale of Alaska5. The Early Decades of the Waashdan Kwaan Rule, 1867-856. The Massive Conversion to Orthodoxy during the Donskoi Era, 1886-95 7. Native Brotherhoods and the Further Development of Tlingit Orthodoxy, 1895-1917 8. Village Orthodoxy: The Case of Killisnoo 9. Tlingit Orthodoxy as a Cultural System 10. The Difficult Years and the Survival of Tlingit Orthodoxy, 1917-67 11. Tlingit Orthodoxy in a New Era, 1967-90s 12. Conclusion Notes Appendix References Index
Sergei Kan is professor of anthropology and Native American studies at Dartmouth College.
"[Provides] a vivid picture of the engagements between the actors who together contributed to transforming Tlingit culture: the different Tlingit families, the Russian traders, Orthodox and Presbyterian missionaries, Russian and U.S. settlers, and Tlingit women and men." -American Ethnologist "This extraordinary book ... is a model of historical anthropology." -American Historical Review