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Mary Goddard

Mary Goddard

Mary Goddard is Tlingit from Southeast Alaska. She is of the Eagle moiety, Kaagwaantaan clan, and is from the Brown Bear house. She currently lives in Sitka, Alaska. Mary is traditional plant harvester and user of medicinal plants. She also is a jewelry maker and film artist who creates contemporary jewelry based on traditional Tlingit formline design using a variety of materials including copper, silver, spruce roots, quill, baleen, and grass. Mary forages for indigenous plants, and harvests and prepares natural resources for use in her jewelry, cooking, and medicine making, and hosts a blog about local plant use called: For more about Mary Goddard as an artist and to see her jewelry, go to her website: Alaska Mary.


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