Tracing Roots: A Weaver’s Journey

January 31, 2020

Tracing Roots is a thoughtful, revelatory, beautifully-photographed artistic mystery involving a close association between two journeys separated by hundreds of years. The first journey was taken in the Pacific Northwest sometime between 1720 and 1853 AD by an 18-year-old indigenous male on an overland walking trip (Hebda, Greer, & Mackie, 2012). He died on a glacier in what is now a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada—an area long inhabited by indigenous peoples (Tlingit and Dän). His body was preserved in the ice of the glacier until 1999, when he was discovered by three hunters who spotted it beneath the melt. Today he is known as Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi or The Long Ago Person Found.

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