Most historical tours treat Sitka's remarkable past as a testimonial to a bygone people- a window to an era that shaped the present, but is somehow extinct. On Sitka Tribal Tours, however, history is a living thread from the past to the present.
The events of the last two-and-a-half centuries are important, but part of a much larger story. Tlingit Indians have lived continuously in Sitka since the end of the last Ice Age- an unbroken course of civilization that stretches the very definition of "history." Seen through the eyes of the Tlingit, Sitka's history is a steady drumbeat, a rhythm, a song ten thousand years old.
History is not only about what happened: it's also about the present, yours and ours. We cordially invite you to experience Sitka on a Tlingit Cultural Tour- not as an outsider looking in - but as a participant, like us, in an ancient and changing world.
Sheet'ka KwaŠn Naa KahŪdi:
In traditional Tlingit society, there was a "community house" that provided a place for clan families to gather during special occasions. In the tradition of the Tlingit People, the Sheet'ka KwaŠn Naa KahŪdi is "The Community House for the People of Sitka". It is an ideal gathering place for clan families, the Sitka community, and anyone who needs a unique and inspiring location for their event.
The Sheet'ka KwaŠn Naa KahŪdi is utilized by Tlingit groups to share the Native Culture through dance, storytelling, and other traditional events. The building helps to perpetuate the language, values, and customs of the Tlingit People.
Please enjoy our website, and may you take with you a deeper knowledge and respect for the culture and history of our great land.