Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Tlingit people danced for competition, religion, to tell a story, medicine and entertainment. The robes and masks they wore represented natural and mythical creatures. They portrayed specific movements of certain animals, for example, if a person was dancing a part that was a halibut, their movements would be of a halibut. Women sang and swayed and did not move their feet as much as the men unless there was a specific part for the women. Waterbury, B. (1987). Retrieved October 16, 2009 from http://www.sheldonmuseum.org/tlingitdance.htm.