Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy

Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy

“Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy" is a children's story that teaches about respect for nature, animals and culture. It comes from an ancient Tlingit story that was edited by Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, and Nora and Richard Dauenhauer. Illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade.

"After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away in disgust, committing a taboo. This offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world where the name him Shanyaak'utlaax or Salmon Boy. Find out what happens to Shanyaak'utlaax in this ancient Tlingit story.