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Welcome to the website of the Chilkat Indian Village, based in Klukwan Alaska. This website is a resource for tribe members and visitors to our village.
Klukwan is a small, ancient, Alaska Native village positioned on the banks of the Chilkat River in Southeast Alaska. Learn about Klukwan's History, Location, People, Attractions and information about Recent Events.
The community has taken some bold steps in the last fifteen years to preserve and revive many of the cultural arts and practices of our ancestors. It is now possible to take a Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Tour and soon visitors will be able to see the new Cultural Center, Hospitality House and the Bentwood Box Gift Shop
The word Chilkat, in the Tlingit language means "storage container for salmon." This name was given because of warm springs that keep the river from freezing over in the winter months. This allows the salmon to spawn late into winter thus creating safe "storage" for salmon.
Three major goals for the community: