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The first people to call the Chilkat Valley (Haines, Alaska) home were the Tlingit Indians.

Because the area which is now the bald eagle preserve has rivers that never froze over in the winter, they had yearly access to fish. Game and berries were also plentiful. Because their food and resources were abundant, they could spend more time on other skills and less on survival.

They were the ones who made the totem poles as their form of recording history.

We drove to Haines via the Alaska Highway, which connected to the Haines Highway at Haines Junction, Yukon (Canada). Haines Highway was 155 miles of great scenery. If you have a chance, take a look!

Be sure you check the other tips of close towns like Skagway and Juneau, too.

  • Last visit to Haines: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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