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Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point

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Address: 108 Cannery Road, Heritage Center Theater, Hoonah, AK what is the cost of admission?
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Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native...

Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance showcasing the rich heritage of a people shaped by the wild lands and inland seas of southeast Alaska. Wearing their colorful, traditional regalia, a group of proud Huna Tlingit performers share their history and culture through song, dance and storytelling. The show culminates in a lively traditional celebration... and you're invited to join in! Please refrain from photography and videotaping during the performance: The actors will be available for photos immediately afterward. Duration Approximately 1.0 hour

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Good introduction to the local history and culture

This is a show with several members of the local tribe doing some tribal dancing. They also discuss the local legend of their origin. They provide interesting information but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a show with several members of the local tribe doing some tribal dancing. They also discuss the local legend of their origin. They provide interesting information but there is not really much dancing and it is not a professional stage show. If you are interested in the stories and culture of these local tribes you will enjoy it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the whole idea of making use of the youth of Hoonah to play a big part in this performance. They are beautiful, talented young people showcasing their culture with pride. They interact with the audience and my son of 4 really enjoyed it very much even though I am sure he did not understand a word that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of a cruise excursion. We were pleasantly surprised at the length and quality of the show. When you enter the theater you are given a card which represents the tribal group you belong to.......this is so you know when it is your turn to interact with the show. Some of the performers were high school age and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We did the rain forest tram and tribal dance as our excursion at Icy Straits Point. So much of the old culture is getting lost these days. It was refreshing to see the band keeping it going. There were some of the high school students involved in the performance and they tried very hard. There was a 17 year old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Went to the culture show of the Tlingit people it was interesting if a bit amateurish at times. Tried to involve the audience which was good fun at times. However like teenage boys( there were a couple in the group) the world over they mumble and they were difficult to understand at times . Overall though a good show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The school children put on the most wonderful show and we were able to listen to them speak their native language, very talented young people, it is great to see maintain the tribal ways, educational!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My family purchased the tram and tribal dance excursion based on the great reviews listed on many websites. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend the time or money spent to watch the dance. A few high schoolers from the area played the main roles in the show. They did a good job, but could use more training in being professional in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a very well done Tlingit cultural presentation. The story was interesting and well performed. I am so glad we added this experience to our agenda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

the show was very interesting ,you learn about the local culture and at the end you get to dance with the actors. lot of fun.

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Wonderful costumes, dancers, story telling. My cousin went on stage to become a 'wolf' who was being wooed by Raven. So much fun, well worth it.

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