Isolated in a Wrangell, Alaska, harbor the Chief Shakes Historic Site, a National Register site that receives over 10,000+ visitors a year, stands as one of the few lasting reminders of Southeast Alaska Natives and their unique totemic art.
The site's main feature is a replica of a 19th century Tlingit tribal house, which is set on the authentic location historically occupied by Chief Shake's lineage. Shakes Island is currently closed for construction, with a new tribal house nearly finished and a re-dedication ceremony planned for May 3 & 4, 2013. Check the Re-dedication Blog and the Restoration Blog for the latest updates.
Chief Shakes Island is owned and operated by the Wrangell Cooperative Association.