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!

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

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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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