Famous Whale House Collection finds home in new Klukwan heritage center

After years of planning and work, the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center opened in Klukwan on May 14. The center houses what many consider the most important artwork in Alaska, the Whale House posts attributed to the Tlingit artist Kadjisdu.axch, who worked around 1800, the associated screen, feast dish and other objects.

The Whale House Collection is notable not only for the complex design of the individual components and the master design that ties them together, but also for the skill shown...

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