Our last port in Alaska was Ketchikan, where my dad and I went on a tour of Saxman, the native village there.
I have always been fascinated with Native American culture. In first grade I was Pocahontas, with a costume that my mom sewed with beads and feathers from our pet bird Stacy. I believe that costume was also reused one 4th of July when I was Sacagawea in our street's parade, in a "canoe" made from a wagon and pulled by my dad. So I really enjoyed seeing a little glimpse into a current native village and some of their history.
Being in the Pacific Northwest meant that there were lots of totem poles and wooden carvings in the stunning traditional style. We also got to see some dancing, in which I got to take part, and an artisan's workshop.
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.