Aurel Krause

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Aurel Krause

Aurel Krause (December 30, 1848 – March 14, 1908) was a German geographer known today for his early ethnography of the Tlingit Indians of southeast Alaska, published in 1885.

Krause was born in Polnisch Konopath near Schwetz, West Prussia. He and his brother Arthur Krause were employed by the Geographical Society of Bremen in Germany when they conducted ethnological research in Siberia, followed by Aurel Krause's mostly solo research with the Tlingit of Klukwan, Alaska, in 1881 and 1882.

Krause Mountain located 16 miles WSW of Haines Alaska is named after Aurel Krause and his brother Arthur Krause.[1] It is a part of the Takhinsha Mountains.


Illustration from his book


  1. ^ "Mount Krause". Alaska Guide. Retrieved 2020-01-01.
  2. ^ To the Chukchi Peninsula and to the Tlingit Indians 1881/1882, Rasmuson Vol 3.
  3. ^ Krause, Aurel (1981). Journey to the Tlingits by Aurel and Arthur Krause, 1881/82. Haines Centennial Commission.