Tlingit Use of Sitka National Historical Park
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1804 battle between Tlingit and Russians at the Fort Site:

Battle and Survival March (excerpts from Fred Hope interview).

The Battle (excerpts from Louise Brady interview).

The Battle (excerpts from Mark Jacobs Jr. interview).

Kiks.ádi clan leader Al Perkins gave his permission for this non-Kiks.ádi telling of the Kiks.ádi battle story to be included.

The Battle (excerpts from George Hall interview).

Memorial Potlatches (excerpts from Louise Brady interview).

Irene Jimmy

Memorial Potlatches (excerpts from Irene Jimmy interview).

Memorial Potlatches (excerpts from Ellen Hope Hays interview).


Resource Use:
Irene Jimmy

Tlingit gathering and use of plants within the Park (excerpts from Irene Jimmy interview).

Fishing and using other resources in the Park (excerpts from Fred Hope interview).

Tlingit use of resources in the Park (excerpts from Al Perkins interview).

Tlingit use of resources in the Park (excerpts from Mark Jacobs Jr interview).

Tlingit use of resources in the Park (excerpts from Ellen Hope Hays interview).

Tlingit use of resources in the Park (excerpts from Gil Truitt interview).

Tlingit use of resources in the Park (excerpts from George Hall interview).


 Cottage Community -- History and Importance:

The Cottage Community was a small residential community established around 1888 by Sheldon Jackson Mission/School for its graduates. It was a place for the newly educated and Christinized Tlingit to maintain their new lifestyle. Residents agreed to keep the Sabbath, provide education for their children, maintain public health, abstain from alcohol and gambling, and avoid traditional festivities and customs. The Cottages developed into a cohesive community, which produced many of Sitka's modern day Tlingit leaders. The Cottages was located between Sheldon Jackson School and the Park, so Cottage residents had a close involvement with the Park. They used it for recreation and enjoyment, continued their traditional uses of it, and benefited from tourist related business opportunities there. It was even a backyard for their children to play in. Click here for more about the Cottages.

Growing up in the Cottage Community (excerpts from Ellen Hope Hays interview).

Growing up in the Cottage Community (excerpts from Gil Truitt interview).

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