Moose Hide Tanning and Sewing in the Dene Way
12/14/2017 - 12/15/2017
1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15
Artist presentations at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Learn about traditional moose hide tanning and sewing from artists Joel Isaak (Dena'ina Athabascan) and Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan/Paiute) who will explain the materials and techniques used. This is part of a project with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Chickaloon Village Traditional Council, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and Anchorage Museum to document and teach traditional moose hide tanning and sewing during programs in Kenai, Chickaloon and Anchorage. Included with admission.
Image courtesy of National Museum of American Indian.
This program is sponsored by The CIRI Foundation, Smithsonian Council for Arctic Studies, Anchorage Museum, Alaska State Council on the Arts and First National Bank of Alaska.