University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lucy Fowler-Williams

Louis Shotridge and the Penn Museum

By: Lucy Fowler-Williams

Penn Museum’s first and only indigenous curator was Stuwukáa, also known as Louis Shotridge, a talented and ambitious Tlingit native of Southeast Alaska. Employed for two decades to make collections and conduct ethnographic fieldwork among his Tlingit clansmen in Alaska, Shotridge organized four collecting expeditions between 1913 and 1932 and shipped hundreds of objects back […]