The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is back in charge of a small, but significant portion of their ancestral lands. Sitka Tribe has renewed an agreement to manage the interpretation program at Sitka National Historical Park.
Eric DeLavergne is a community organizer interested in bringing people together to discuss erecting a statue to honor War Chief K'alyaan, who led the resistance to Russian occupation during the Battle of 1804. Although his efforts were prompted by controversy surrounding the Baranov statue, DeLavergne says this project is not connected to the future of that piece. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitka National Historical Park's Brinnen Carter, Chief of Resources, and Ranger Erin Fulton talk about the summer season. That includes replacing the Indian River Bridge and restoring of the views from the fort site to the ocean, to approximate the topography that existed during the Battle of 1804. Downloadable audio.Read More
A popular bridge for salmon viewing is getting a makeover and will be closed for the summer. The Sitka National Historical Park is replacing the footbridge over Indian River that links the east and west sections of the park to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.