Today you will have the unique opportunity to meet local guide and Tlingit elder, Mr. Joe Williams, the former Mayor of Ketchikan and the Tlingit settlement of Saxman Village. Through his stories, you will learn about the Tlingit people and their traditions. To start, Mr. Williams will lead a one-hour walking tour of Ketchikan, including the main sights and with a focus on historic Creek Street and the importance of the creek to the early Native and white settlers. From there, you’ll travel by tram to the Cape Fox Lodge, a rustic hotel owned by the Tlingit where your guide will discuss Tlingit customs and traditions you'll enjoy a delicious Tlingit-style snack of Indian fried bread, smoked salmon, reindeer sausage, and blueberry jam. Next, you will travel by car to Saxman Village, three miles from Ketchikan. Your guide will show you around the village, including Totem Row, the carving shed, and the Tribal House. Saxman's world-famous carvers include Nathan Jackson, whose totems grace the entrances of the Bundestag in Germany and the Field Museum in Chicago.
In a region so undiscovered that it’s known as the ‘Last Frontier’, the team at Entrée Alaska are passionate explorers. We’re anglers, dog mushers and float plane enthusiasts. Alaska is a vast and complex region, and we specialize in making sense of it all, creating a meaningful connection between our guests, the local people and the land. We know the finest corners to fish, the remote regions to spot feeding grizzlies and the best lodges where the hosts live and breathe Alaskan hospitality. We live and breathe ‘wild’, giving our guests an insider’s glimpse into the some of the most unspoiled wilderness on earth.
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