The National Archives in Seattle is slated to close. It warehouses federal documents obtained from states across the Northwest. And it’s especially important for Alaska.
Tlingit battle helmets were designed to inspire fear. The thick, wooden head armor carried imagery of strong warriors, fierce animals or revered ancestors.
The State Library, Archives and Museum opened recently in Juneau with a new display that includes a piece of the trans-Alaska pipeline as part of an exhibit on the oil industry. But the drama of the state’s current fiscal crisis puts that history in a new light.
The ceremony will be held be at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include live music, arts and cultural performances, and will be broadcast statewide on 360 North.
Curators promise broad, honest representations of Alaska Native history and culture in new Juneau museum.