La Asimilación y la Gente Nativa de Metlakahtla, Alaska

Seeing the Big Picture

All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

En 1887 un grupo de 826 personas Tsimshian abandonan sus hogares en la Columbia Británica, Canadá, y viajan en canoas a las aguas de los EE.UU. a su nuevo hogar en Alaska. El hombre que fue responsable de llevar los Tsimshians a este nuevo lugar fue el Sr. William Duncan, un misionero laico de la Iglesia Anglicana, cuya misión específica era cristianizar al pueblo Tsimshiano. Coinciden con estas fotos a sus descripciones, en busca de evidencia de asimilación de las costumbres americanas a medida que avanza. Al final se le pedirá que revise las ventajas y desventajas de la asimilación.


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La Asimilación y la Gente Nativa de Metlakahtla, Alaska

Seeing the Big Picture

Examine the documents and text included in this activity. Consider how each document or piece of text relates to each other and create matched pairs. Write the text or document number next to its match below. Write your conclusion response in the space provided.

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Una boda Tsimshian en Metlakahtla incluyendo la banda


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Tsimshian gozando de un almuerzo al aire libre


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Un grupo de Tsishminian nativos en un cementerio en Metlakahtla, Alaska


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Una familia de nativos tsimshiano


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La iglesia construida por los Tsimshian en Canadá antes de mudarse a Alaska


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Un grupo de Tsimshian jugando un deporte típico norteamericano


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Group in native dress taken on occasion of Edward Marsden's wedding day at Metlakahtla

ca. 1902

This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297646
Full Citation: Group in native dress taken on occasion of Edward Marsden's wedding day at Metlakahtla; ca. 1902; Photographs of the Inhabitants of Metlakatla, British Columbia and Metlakatla, Alaska, ca. 1856 - 1936; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/group-in-native-dress-taken-on-occasion-of-edward-marsdens-wedding-day-at-metlakahtla, April 22, 2019]


Group in native dress taken on occasion of Edward Marsden's wedding day at Metlakahtla

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Conclusion

La Asimilación y la Gente Nativa de Metlakahtla, Alaska

Seeing the Big Picture

Después de examinar y hacer coincidir las fotos, identificar cinco ejemplos de pruebas de asimilación cultural del pueblo tsimshiano. ¿Crees que son cambios positivos o negativos? ¿Por qué? Explica tu respuesta. La última foto es de un grupo de personas tsimshiano en una boda. Algunos de ellos eran en su vestido nativo y otros no. Estaba prohibido a la hora de usar el vestido nativo. ¿Por qué crees que los de la ropa nativa tomaría ese riesgo? ¿Por qué cree sus costumbres nativas siendo valioso para ellos, incluso después de tantos años?

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Baseball team, Metlakahtla, Alaska

This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297987
Full Citation: Baseball team, Metlakahtla, Alaska; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/baseball-team-metlakahtla-alaska, April 22, 2019]


Baseball team, Metlakahtla, Alaska

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"Native Young Folks" picnic in the early days of the settlement of Metlakahtla, Alaska

This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297981
Full Citation: "Native Young Folks" picnic in the early days of the settlement of Metlakahtla, Alaska; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/native-young-folks-picnic-in-the-early-days-of-the-settlement-of-metlakahtla-alaska, April 22, 2019]


"Native Young Folks" picnic in the early days of the settlement of Metlakahtla, Alaska

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Photograph of the Marriage of Paul Mather and Emma Benson in Metlakahtla, Alaska

ca. 1900

The wedding of Paul Mather and Emma Benson was celebrated at Metlakahtla Christian Mission Church in Metlakahtla, Alaska. Mather became an Episcopalian minister, a packer over the Chilkoot Pass trail, and a guide for the military in WWI.
This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297666
Full Citation: Photograph of the Marriage of Paul Mather and Emma Benson in Metlakahtla, Alaska; ca. 1900; Photographs of the Inhabitants of Metlakatla, British Columbia and Metlakatla, Alaska, ca. 1856 - 1936; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/photograph-of-the-marriage-of-paul-mather-and-emma-benson-in-metlakahtla-alaska, April 22, 2019]


Photograph of the Marriage of Paul Mather and Emma Benson in Metlakahtla, Alaska

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Metla-Kathla Church, British Columbia. Built entirely by the Tsimshean Indians.

This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297832
Full Citation: Metla-Kathla Church, British Columbia. Built entirely by the Tsimshean Indians. ; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/metlakathla-church-british-columbia-built-entirely-by-the-tsimshean-indians, April 22, 2019]


Metla-Kathla Church, British Columbia. Built entirely by the Tsimshean Indians.

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Group in cemetary at grave of "Alex born July 8, 1902, died July 20, 1904

ca. 1904

This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297680
Full Citation: Group in cemetary at grave of "Alex born July 8, 1902, died July 20, 1904; ca. 1904; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/group-in-cemetary-at-grave-of-alex-born-july-8-1902-died-july-20-1904, April 22, 2019]


Group in cemetary at grave of "Alex born July 8, 1902, died July 20, 1904

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Photograph of an Indian family

ca. 1910

Sir Henry Wellcome photographed this Tsimishian family at home in Metlakahtla, Alaska, around 1910. A small group of Tsimishian Indians, following Anglican missionary William Duncan, left Metlakahtla, British Columbia, settled on Annette Island, the only Indian Reservation in Alaska, and established Metlakahtla, Alaska.
This primary source comes from the Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection.
National Archives Identifier: 297620
Full Citation: Photograph of an Indian family; ca. 1910; Collection WME: Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/photograph-of-an-indian-family, April 22, 2019]


Photograph of an Indian family

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