Emma Frances Marks, Tlingit artist, dies at 93

Emma Frances Marks, a Tlingit artist from Alaska, died on Monday at the age of 93.

Marks was a Raven of the Sockeye clan and the Alsek River Canoe Prow House. She had 16 children, outliving eight of them and her husband.

She was well known for her beadwork. She received the Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts in 1989 along with other top honors.

"She was the face to the Tlingit people. She was the face of the culture," Rosita Worl, the president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, told The Juneau Empire.

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