Aldona Jonaitis

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Aldona Jonaitis is the director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an author who has published widely on Native American art.

From 1975 to 1989, Jonaitis was a faculty member and administrator at the State University at Stony Brook.[1] Then from 1989 to 1993 she was the vice president for public programs at the American Museum of Natural History. Since then she has been in her current position as the director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska.[2]


  • From the Land of the Totem Poles (1986)
  • Art of the Northern Tlingit (1986)
  • Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch (1991)
  • Art of the Northwest Coast (2006)
  • The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine (1999)
  • Looking North : Art from the University of Alaska Museum (1998)
  • Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn (1993)
  • The Yuquot Whalers' Shrine (1999)
  • Tlingit halibut hooks: An analysis of the visual symbols of a rite of passage (1981)


  1. ^ "Jonaitis' profile at the University of Alaska". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  2. ^ Jonaitis' profile at Douglas & McIntyre publishers

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