November 29, 1898 issue of the Fort Wayne Gazette Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Professor L. L. Dyche of University of Kansas explored Alaska in the summer of 1896. One of the people he met was described as Princess Tom, a famous Yakutat princess, wealthy beyond all other Alaska Indians. On her right arm she wore five bracelets, each hammered out of a gold $20 piece and on her left arm she wears ten bracelets, each made from a $10 gold piece. She has hundreds of blankets, sea otter skins, etc., and owns a schooner and two sloops. She is 65 years old and just obtained her fifth husband, a 20 year old man for whom she paid 500 blankets. Tradition says that the Tlinget women manage the household purse and the family tree is traced back through the mothers side of the family.
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