Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, talks about a sculpin clan hat replica before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and construct the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, talks about a sculpin clan hat replica before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and construct the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos and Video: Sculpin hat returns to Tlingit clan

Video and photos of today’s ceremony.

Scenes from today’s ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall where a hat taken from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884 was given back to the clan — with a new hat to boot. The new hat is a replica of the historic one, and was constructed by the Smithsonian Institution using a 3D digitization process.

Learn more about the project here: New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, left, and Chris Hollshwander, exhibition specialist and modelmaker for the Smithsonian, prepare a replica of a sculpin clan hat before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and Hollshwander constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, left, and Chris Hollshwander, exhibition specialist and modelmaker for the Smithsonian, prepare a replica of a sculpin clan hat before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and Hollshwander constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, speaks about a replica of a sculpin clan hat before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, speaks about a replica of a sculpin clan hat before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, left, pushes in a cart holding the original sculpin clan hat for a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed a replica hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eric Hollinger, Tribal Liaison for the Repatriation Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, left, pushes in a cart holding the original sculpin clan hat for a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed a replica hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The original sculpin hat, bottom, sits next to a replica during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The original sculpin hat, bottom, sits next to a replica during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the Killer Whale Clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Members of the Killer Whale Clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tlingit clans display their regalia before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tlingit clans display their regalia before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tlingit clans display their regalia before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tlingit clans display their regalia before a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The original sculpin hat, right, and a replica are unveiled during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1984. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The original sculpin hat, right, and a replica are unveiled during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1984. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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