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Land and Subsistence in Tlingit Folklife

For many Native American people, subsistence remains at the heart of traditional culture and of contemporary folklife as well. For other cultures of the United States, "subsistence" may be an unfamiliar concept, but today many Native Americans cling tenaciously and assertively to the subsistence rights that are central to their ethnic heritage, cultural identity, traditional spirituality and legal standing under numerous treaties with the United States government.

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