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Peter Jack, Sr.

Photo courtesy of Donald Gregory, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Peter Jack, Sr.

Peter Jack, Sr., was of the Ch’áak’ (Eagle) moiety and the Teikweidi (Brown Bear) clan, and was a speaker of Lingít, the Tlingit language. He lived in Angoon and served on the Angoon City Council and the board of Kootznoowoo, Inc. as he passed away January 3, 2007. Mr. Jack learned clan histories and oral traditions from his uncle Charlie Joseph and aunt Minnie Johnson, and was trained in hunting and fishing by his father, brothers and uncles. He emphasized the importance of passing on self-respect, discipline, and knowledge of Tlingit identity through traditional training of youth. [Last updated in 2013]