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Our small boat cruise stopped here for an after noon tour of the Whalehouse. There are many tribal clan houses in the SE Alaska panhandle. This one was particularly interesting for the whale totem and the new pole erected only days before our stop.
This place is an important place and had a great totem park. We were fortunate enough to be there as they carved the totem for the newly rebuilt house and had the opportunity to participate in carving it. Great nature walk from the cultural center...More
It is a long drive from anywhere on Prince of Wales Island, but hey, you're stuck on a island-go for it! Although I live here on POW, I have been to the Whalehouse many times over the years by myself and with guests. It is...More
This is a MUST SEE if you come to Prince of Wales Island. First off the location is paradise on a beautiful day, right on the ocean and the walk to the Whalehouse is spectacular!! To see this historic building will leave you speechless, with...More
The real Haida name for our clan house is Naay Iiwaans, and it was built in the late 1800s, by Yaadas Eagle nobleman Saanixaat ( "Sonihat") and has been restored twice, since then. Our local tribal government, the Organized Village of Kasaan managed and oversaw...More
You will not want to miss seeing the oldest standing longhouse in North America, now on the National Register of Historic places. It is the former home of a wealthy Haida chief, Son-I-Hat. It is accessible by boat or by driving along one of America’s...More