Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi exhibition now open at Anchorage Museum
From 15 September 2013 To 12 January 2014Address
Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Dena'ina, the native people of Alaska, have been residing in the Cook Inlet for an estimated 1,000 years, but it is possible they may have arrived as far back as AD 500, when the ice sheets that covered the area started to melt.
There are still Dena'ina in the US state in the 21st century and many citizens live in their old territory, but most are likely to be unaware of the history sitting right on their doorsteps.
Guests at Anchorage hotels this fall and winter can learn more about Dena'ina culture at a special new exhibition at the city's museum.
Showing between now and January 12th 2014, Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living presents in excess of 200 objects that will really bring the Alaska's past to life.
There are arrows fletched with hawk feathers, clothing made from caribou skin, antler clubs, baskets weaved from tree branches and lots more, all situated in models of how Anchorage would have looked in years gone by.
It is well worth a visit and residents of the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage can reach the museum very easily, as it is situated just over ten minutes away by car.
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