Daniel Henry News
Essay is derived from a UAS public speaking class Henry taught in Klukwan about the differences between Native and non-Native ways of public speaking.
The essay "Chilkat Style," by UAS adjunct faculty member Daniel Henry appears in the Winter issue of Connotations, the journal of the Island Institute in Sitka. The essay is derived from a UAS public speaking class Henry taught in Klukwan about the differences between Native and non-Native ways of public speaking. In addition, the Kettleson Library in Sitka is sponsoring Henry to lead a writing workshop called "Inside Out." Henry gave a presentation called "In Search of Shotridge: The Quest for the Tlingit Crown Jewels," at the library on January 20. The presentation covers a multi-decade research project to unearth information that has been hidden or long-forgotten relating to the lives of Louis and Florence Shotridge. Born in Klukwan and educated at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, Shotridge was the first Tlingit anthropologist. He was a full-time curator with the U of PA Museum and returned to Southeast Alaska as an artifact collector. His primary object was the fabled Whale House collection in Klukwan. He died near Sitka under mysterious conditions.