Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Dan Rudy 

Tribal members take field trip to Anan Creek


Photo courtesy of WCA

Arthur Larsen holds up part of a stake eroded free from a fish trap near Anan Creek's tidal flats. The tool marks made from sharpening it to a point are still evident.

WRANGELL - A group of Tlingit residents had a unique opportunity for an historical site visit with state archaeologists last week at Anan Creek, revisiting a traditional fishing ground.

Now known best for its bear observatory, what draws those bears is the creek's yearly run of salmon. This salmon run at Anan has long been a source of food for the nearby population as well, as attested to by the remnants of a tidal fish trap still near the creek on Sealaska Corporation lands. The United States Forest Service has logged a number of similar stake-based traps around the region, placed along ti...

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