Ocean Hall

Smithsonian Spotlight: Ocean Hall

Discover the Tlingits of Alaska, an indigenous people who have always been closely tied to the ocean. Join Dr. Stephen Loring, an archaeologist and anthropologist with the Arctic Studies Center of the Museum of Natural History, as he explains the powerful ties between the Tlingit people and the ocean.

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Spotlight on Sant Ocean Hall

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