Experience Alaska Native Culture

Alaska is home to a broad range of Alaska Native cultures, and Anchorage is the perfect place to experience and learn about them all. At the Alaska Native Heritage Center, gain an understanding of the many traditions, languages and contemporary perspectives from every region of Alaska. Attend live demonstrations and performances and find crafts and one-of-a-kind works of art. Visitors can experience all 11 of the state’s major Alaska Native cultures and even stroll through six authentic, life-sized dwellings unique to the indigenous cultures in Alaska. Each dwelling has artifacts used in daily life and a culture representative to visit with and answer questions.

For more indigenous art and culture, visit the Anchorage Museum. Included in the museum’s impressive collection are more than 600 Alaska Native artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian and an exhibit that plays the sounds of the Arctic so visitors can fully immerse themselves in the experience.

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