• Image of visitor center and totem poles

    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Evening Program on "What is a Potlatch?"

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Date: August 24, 2006

Join Ranger George Bennett for a program on the tradition of the Potlatch and the significance of this custom in the culture of the Tlingit people. The talk and discussion will be illustrated with slides. This free public program begins at 7:00 pm on August 31st in the park visitor center theater.

Did You Know?

Painting of Tlingit warriors

The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.