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Address: 200 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
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Tlingit Native Dancers enter with beautiful regalia, mesmerizing the...

Tlingit Native Dancers enter with beautiful regalia, mesmerizing the audience with ancient songs handed down through generations of these first Sitka peoples. The performance begins with the resonating sound of the box drum and the aroma of burning cedar in a traditional style Tlingit Clan House. Learn a few words of Tlingit and see one of the Pacific NW's largest carved house screens.

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Experience Sitka's Native culture

Sitka's best kept secret! So much of Sitka's Native American culture is preserved in parks and museums - but this is a chance to hear and learn first hand from Sitka's Tlingit... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Sharon E

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sitka's best kept secret! So much of Sitka's Native American culture is preserved in parks and museums - but this is a chance to hear and learn first hand from Sitka's Tlingit tribal members at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. They share traditional song, dance, drumming and stories in a beautiful performance. You have to pay cash on... More 

1 Thank Sharon E
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

reminded me of Maori dances. The voices and drum are mesmerising and the dancers cloaks are stunning.

Thank Tamara L
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This group had so much fun, you couldn't help but join in. They were so genuine, their children were so sweet. Loved it!

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The narrated performances were enjoyed by our whole family from the five year old on up. It was wonderful to see both young and old dancers participating. I think the youngest must have been about three. There were also two women who danced while "wearing" their babies. Two members of our group joined in the last dance.

Thank Gail G
Dowagiac, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Both my husband and I enjoyed this presentation. The authentic costumes, story telling and dancing will give you an appreciation of these Native Americans. At the end the audience is invited to join in the dancing and many of us did. It was such fun.

Thank blbuszek
Ely, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

This demonstration of Native American song and dance was very interesting, and done by charming people. The show is used to teach the younger members of the tribe about their culture, and the performers in some cases were very young indeed. The show was narrated with humour, participation was encouraged, and we learned a great deal about the culture in... More 

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Iowa City, IA
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

A moving show and learned much about the Tlingit culture...a half hour of immersion! The announcer was not only clear, but he was fun. Felt joyful to participate in one invlted dance. A Grandmother of 12 stayed after to talk. Thank you Marie.

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Selah, Washington
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The show is about 1/2 hour and entertaining as well as educational. The regalia that they wear is authentic and beautiful. There are young and old alike taking part in the performance. The dancers were very friendly and willing to talk to the audience after the performance.

Thank Candi B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Saw the group perform 2 different times. I enjoyed the performance and it was very good they had explained the tribal history. Also good to see younger kids be involved in their heritage.

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Madison, Alabama
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Last stop on our cruise tour and the best. The youngsters who put on this show are talented and enthusiastic. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend.

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TourOperatonsMngr, Manager at Sitka Tribe Dance Performances, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to our show and for your kind words. Everyone really puts their heart into sharing our cultural especially the children. They will be delighted when I pass along your praise! More 

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