Alaska Barrow Tour

February 13, 2008 1:06 AM | Alaskan Photo Tours

alaska barrow tour

Have you experienced the indigenous culture of Alaska?

In the center of Juneau, tourists can see a wall sculpture of Chief Kowe, head of the Auk Tlingit tribe. In 1800, those who guided seekers Rihard Joe Juneau and Harris to a reservoir of gold along Alaska's southeast Gastineau Channel. Asking only for Hudson Bay blankets and small compensation, Chief Kowe a better ally to the Europeans and later served in the Alaskan native police.

In the coming years, the city of Juneau sprung and thousands of prospectors flooded the Yukon to make a fortune. If you go on vacation to Alaska and take a train ride to White Pass, then you can still see the remains of mines and historical evidence of optimism and the search for the American dream.

A good starting point to learn more about indigenous peoples Alaska is to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, Alaska. This world-renowned cultural center and museum contains information, educational materials, presentations video, artwork and documentation shows the following Alaska Native peoples: the Athabascan, Aleut and Alutiiq, the Yup'ik and Cup'ik, the Inupiaq and St. Lawrence Island Yupik, the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Here you can see works of art of the day the Athabascan people, learn about spirituality Cup'ik the Yup'ik and who believed in shamans for healing and good evil shamans who put curses on people, or watch the party Chilkat regalia and raven's tail robe used in potlatch festivals Eyak.

Alaska Fairbanks is a good launch site to learn more about the native peoples of Alaska. The report Annual Native Arts Festival in February brings together works of art, craft, dance and folklore. In Nome, 54% of the population consists of native Eskimos and major industries are mining and tourism. Y

ou can take a polar bear swim, watch a race sled dogs, watch the crab fishermen at work, gold leaf or buy art native to Alaska. Barrow has the world's largest Inupiat Eskimo settlement, where you can see how fishing and hunting are still a lifestyle, but have been combined with modern amenities such as snowmobiles and tools. The Heritage Centre has been called "a must see for any visitor."

If you visit Barrow in late winter, then make sure the northern lights look awesome! These are just some of the indigenous peoples, of course. If you are taking an Alaskan cruise or planning a trip included, then your travel agent should be able to move in the right direction.

Visiting Alaska, many ways to experience the native culture of Alaska. You can embark on a seven-night all-inclusive-Holland Cruise, which includes native guides tourism narration and presentations about Inuit life, and stops at the native peoples of the port.

Or you can choose a day trip to a place like the people Saxman Native, the Fairbanks Arts Festival or stop at Alaska Native Heritage Center natives. Original art makes a great souvenir of their experience of a lifetime-in the 49th state of the United States.

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