ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

War and Peace delves into traditional Tlingit laws, the consequences for breaking them and the complex peace ceremonies that ended conflicts and restored balance.

The exhibit examines the application of Tlingit laws, traditional dispute resolution processes, and the consequences of failing to atone for infractions. When laws were broken, and if conflicts were not resolved to restore peace, the consequence would be violence as clans protected their claims to property and demanded compensation for insults, injuries or worse.

“Wars or Lawsuits – there was no distinction in Tlingit language – were fought or persecuted by clans, not by individuals or tribes…”

– Frederica de Laguna

“Wars or Lawsuits – there was no distinction in Tlingit language – were fought or persecuted by clans, not by individuals or tribes…”

– Frederica de Laguna

EXPLORE THE VIRTUAL 3D EXHIBIT

An immersive experience that allows visitors to virtually roam through the exhibit.

ENTER THE GALLERY

Those that helped build this exhibit

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