If you want to learn a little about the Tlingit culture, this is an easy way to do it. The show is located in a building that replicates a lodge where the Tlingit indians would hold their dances and ceremonies. The building is just 5 minutes walking from the Icy Strait Point pier where tenders drop people off from cruise ships visiting Chichigof Island. The show features dance, song and storytelling done by various Tlingit people dressed in their native costume. During the show, they explain a little of their culture example: everyone belongs to a clan named after some kind of animal and, the person gets their clan through their mother. A clan symbot is sown onto the back of the cloaks the performers wear. Their clan is an important part of their identity. The show lasts 1 hour and so can very easily be combined with other excursions such as the Ziprider or Hoonah Sightseeing tour. Cost wise, as of June 2011, it was $38 for adults and $27 for children (this is what Royal Caribbean charges). People attending the show aren't allowed to take photos during the show but performers will be willing to have their picture taken afterwards. Lastly, the lodge has a small souvenir shop that opens after the show. I picked up a nice t-shirt with the Tlingit drawing of a whale after the show.
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