These images were captured in Hoonah Alaska. Hoonah is the principal village for the Huna, a Tlingit group which has lived in the Glacier Bay
and Icy Strait
area since prehistoric times.
community of Hoonah resides on Chichagof Island
, located in Alaska
's "panhandle" in the southeast region of the state. It is 30 miles west of Juneau
, across the Alaskan Inland Passage. Hoonah is the only first-class city on Chichagof Island, the 109th largest island in the world and the 5th largest island in the United States.
The site of some of these photos is the old fish cannery, which ceased operations in the 1950s, located near Icy Strait was obtained by the Hoonah Indian Association (HIA), the local tribal entiry for the local Tlingit residents. The road to the site, Cannery Road was paved in 2000 and the site was converted into a visitor center and tourism destination for cruise ship passengers.
© Sam Markman Photography