George Samuel and Laverne Wise roll a Tlingit Chilkat blanket in preparation for its return to the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The blanket, which had been in the Whatcom Museum collection for 40 years, was returned to the tribes in a closed ceremony Feb. 19, 2016, in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall in Bellingham.
George Samuel and Laverne Wise roll a Tlingit Chilkat blanket in preparation for its return to the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The blanket, which had been in the Whatcom Museum collection for 40 years, was returned to the tribes in a closed ceremony Feb. 19, 2016, in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall in Bellingham. David Scherrer Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
George Samuel and Laverne Wise roll a Tlingit Chilkat blanket in preparation for its return to the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The blanket, which had been in the Whatcom Museum collection for 40 years, was returned to the tribes in a closed ceremony Feb. 19, 2016, in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall in Bellingham. David Scherrer Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Museum returns sacred blanket to tribes of Alaska

March 02, 2016 05:19 PM

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