Tlingit Pictographs and Glacial Striations

Getting close enough to the rock face to discern the few remaining faded pictographs that dot the rocks of the fjord’s shoreline – a last trace of earlier Tlingit Indian tribes’ existence –  etched and painted into the stone along the shores of the Behm Canal in Misty Fjords.

The area has a long scattered history of human habitation.  Archaeologists have dated the area’s original inhabitants’ (the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian) remains as far back as 10,000 years ago!


Just above the water level, you can see the sun pictograph that was left by the Native American tribe of that area, the Tlingit.



Geology: any of a number of scratches or parallel grooves on the surface of a rock, resulting from the action of moving ice, as of a glacier.

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2 Responses to Tlingit Pictographs and Glacial Striations

  1. marksackler says:

    Great stuff. I love nature photography.

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