Ya-hoo!! It’s Field Trip Friday!
For our final October field trip, let’s continue to explore Native American sites and culture.
Picture this! An island covered in spruce trees and an abundance of hemlock. Among the natural flora we witness colorful totem poles all throughout the park. According to the National Park Service website, “Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Totem poles from Tlingit and Haida areas line the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House is a rare reminder of Russia’s colonial legacy in North America.”
The totem poles can tell the stories of significant events or memorialize important people in the clan. In the following video, learn more about the totems and what they represent. Plus, visit the National Park Service website down below to explore further.