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Little remains of the Tlingit village located in the area of the Chilkoot River now known as the Chilkoot River Corridor, between Chilkoot Lake and Lutak Inlet. In the 1860’s there were 30 houses on the west bank of the river, with additional houses on the east bank, near what is know known today as the Chilkoot Cultural Camp. Landslides and Western diseases took its toll on inhabitants. Only four tribal houses and nine smaller houses remained by 1895.
In the 1950’s a road was constructed through the village to Chilkoot Lake. Today the area is known as the Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area.
This image is of a tombstone in a cemetery near the cultural camp. Today, forest keeps this tombstone and others like it in this cemetery hidden. Another cemetery near the entrance to the the corridor is more visible. In 1971, Tlingit people were outraged when the Alaska Department of Transportation bulldozed a roadway that unearthed remains. That work included the dynamiting of a scared site known as Deer Rock.
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