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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
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If you enjoy hand crafts it is a must.

How did these women do such unbelievable bead work in the winter, in the darkness? Plan to spend a bit of time looking and admiring the native talent.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Michele C
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Sitka, Alaska
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Sitka, Alaska
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

How did these women do such unbelievable bead work in the winter, in the darkness? Plan to spend a bit of time looking and admiring the native talent.

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Sitka, Alaska
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thousands of years of cultural, technological and artistic achievement is represented in this tiny museum. To take one small area, the masks from Western Alaska take you to another world. Each one has power. Waterproof suits made of intestines. Boats! Yes, boats. A totem made by the "Michelangelo of the Northwest Coast," Kadjisdu.áxch more than 200 years ago stands in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

beautifully curated collection of historic and indigenous items.Well worth an hour. Don't miss the Raven hat.

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Thank Tamara L
Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

one can spend as little or as much time as pone wants, but i recommend allowing a lot of time to look at the full collection. Also. ask questions. There is a knowledgeable interpreter.

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was mesmerized by this small yet jam packed museum. I learned so much about the history and the inhabitants of Southeast, AK. The interdependence and relationship between the inhabitants and nature is exemplified by the collection. There is an abundance of drawers to open and there is a constant reminder of how carefully every item whether handmade or a... More 

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a well organised and well dispayed exhibition/ collection - but you need at least 2 visits to absorb it / see it all. Plenty to look at and learn.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've been here twice so far, and still haven't seen all that I want to see. The footprint of the place is tiny, yet the collection is vast and well-curated. Lots of drawers to open and discover objects within, and large, beautiful totems and watercraft form a contrast with the delicate and tiny objects.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The artifacts and historical information about the various native tribes of Alaska was extremely interesting and the docents very informative.

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Superior collection of native Alaskan artifacts. One large room filled with meticulously catalogued and displayed pieces. Don't forget to open the drawers in the cabinets; they are filled with treasures!

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Sitka,Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This small museum is expertly staffed and holds gems that exceed what would be found in a NYC or Washington DC museum. The exhibit cases are the style of a museum 100 years ago but have good signage and logical arrangement. The staff is well versed in the Alaska cultures and will be quite helpful if you ask advice or... More 

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