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National Register of Historic Places in Borough of Sitka

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National Register #66000164
Sitka National Historical Park
106 Metlakatla Street
Founded 1901

Sitka National Historical Park contains historic sites and structures related to Tlingit Indian and Imperial Russian history in Sitka, the capital of Russian America from 1808-1867.

The park has three components:

  • the remains of the fort and the battleground upon which the Kiksadi and Russians fought in 1804
  • the Russian Bishop's House
  • the Russian Blockhouse, reconstructed by the National Park Service in 1962.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1966.

The Totem Trail showcases totem poles that reproduce those donated by SE Alaska Native leaders to be exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. After exhibiting the poles Alaska Governor Brady sent the poles to Sitka where they were erected in the "government park", now Sitka National Historical Park. Many of the poles now standing along the park's wooded trails are replicas of the originals collected by Governor Brady. The original totem poles that have survived are now conserved and exhibited in Totem Hall at the park visitor center. A number of new poles, including the 2011 Centennial Pole commemorating the park's 100th birthday, have been added in recent years.

Source: Adapted from the AllTrails website.

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