About The Pathmark Name
I am proudly descended from renowned Tlingit guides that developed extensive trade networks spanning east to Hudson Bay and north to the Bering land bridge, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
Tlingit are the native people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. The Tlingit today inhabit expansive ancestral lands (Aani) and waters as mariners, fishermen, hunters, gatherers, guides, and teachers.
My own ancestors helped others, including tribes from the south and the interior, Russian trappers, and the Hudson’s Bay Company understand, navigate, and develop commerce in the rich new frontier wilderness.
ONE OF THE REMARKABLE WAYS IN WHICH TLINGIT GUIDES MARKED THESE COMPLEX TRADE ROUTES WAS WITH ELABORATE CARVINGS INTO LIVE SITKA TREES ALONG THE PATH; LITERALLY ‘PATH MARKS’.
The Tlingit reverence for life is so profound that the path marks were carved in such a skilled manner that the trees were not harmed and these path marks exist today across lands traveled by Tlingit.
It is in this spirit and with this legacy that i seek to help others understand, navigate and develop commerce in the rich frontier that is the Internet.
Gary A. Fujioka, Sr.
Raven descended of the Deisheetaan Clan and the Needlefish House