Merle Colby Quotes

The actions of each dancer were scrutinized with great care and any little mistake noted and remembered. The strain upon a dancer was consequently so great that when a fine dancer died soon after a feast it was said, "The peoples' looks have killed him."
Merle Colby, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). For The Federal Writers' Program. A Guide to Alaska: Last American Frontier (The WPA Guide to Alaska), p. 137, Macmillan (1941). On Tlingit feasts.