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NEWS_Free lecture_George Davidson, Alaska, and the Search for New Harmony

Published On: December 22nd, 2020

Oct. 17, 2019

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a free lecture on the creation of “the Kohklux maps” in the mid 1800s by the Tlingit clan leader Kohklux, also known as Shotridge, and his wives for George Davidson of the U.S. Coast Survey, who traveled to Alaska 150 years ago to witness a total eclipse of the sun.

The lecture, George Davidson, Alaska, and the Search for New Harmony, will be given by John Cloud, an independent scholar affiliated with the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

The lecture is scheduled at noon, Monday, Oct. 21, at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward Street, Juneau.

Everyone is welcome.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars, a Native Artist Committee and a Southeast Regional Language Committee.

CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, Media and Publications Director, 907.586-9116,

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