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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Sitka, AK
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Sitka, AK
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"native artifacts"
in 22 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 13 reviews
"small space"
in 6 reviews
"glass cases"
in 6 reviews
"indigenous peoples"
in 4 reviews
"open drawers"
in 3 reviews
"northwest coast"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"alaskan tribes"
in 3 reviews
"local culture"
in 3 reviews
"ask questions"
in 3 reviews
"lincoln street"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"admission fee"
in 3 reviews
"se alaska"
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"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"clothing"
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not a huge fan of missionaries (Jackson's history) but the museum reflects a profound respect for the native culture that the missionaries were trying to supplant. The staff reflect that attitude of respect and the collection is really interesting - but if you have...More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my research prior to my recent Alaska cruise, I'd read a lot about this museum, and most people gave it high marks. I was expecting something world-class, and as nice as this place is, it just wasn't as good as all the rave reviews...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local gave us a review of what to look for and examine closely. She was so knowledgeable about her tribe and gave us a language lesson too. Very old canoes, tools, masks, baskets, purses, really a great collection of artifacts! I’m not a museum...More

Thank Carrol D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an authentic window into the lives of the natives prior to and during the early introduction of foreigners. The museum is run by a wonderful Inuit women named Goldie who is so nice and knowledgable. I highly recommend it for families and adults.

Thank isfdvm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting such a comprehensive collection of cultural items in this relatively small building. If you want to understand and marvel over the "technology" of all of the native cultures here in Alaska, and how they lived and dealt with such things as cold...More

Thank PKDM107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This collection gives a wonderful overview of the native artifacts from a wide variety of native Alaskan tribes. Set in the middle of Tlingit land, it is especially rich in their carvings, bead work, jewelry and household items. In addition to the items on display...More

Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is something not to be missed. At $7.00 admission fee, a person can see artifacts from all the Alaska Native Peoples. There are large kayaks to small carving knives. It's well laid out and packs a vast amount of information in a...More

Thank sitkabob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The woman at the desk who greeted me, provided me with a warm welcome and short overview of the museum's layout. It was enjoyable to explore, especially seeing all the treasures that are held in the center section drawers. If it would have been open...More

Thank Alaska T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-organized collection that features artifacts from all the indigenous cultures of Alaska, with some emphasis on the indigenous peoples of Southeast Alaska. Small but worth a visit!

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has a complete understanding Alaska indigenous natives. For anyone interested in Anthropology and ecology plan to spend a full day

Thank bobtrav
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