Portraits in Athabascan Garments — Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Portraits in Athabascan Garments

Bring home photos of you and your loved ones dressed in extraordinary furs and moose hide garments. Traditional Athabascan garments like these are typically only seen at special events or displayed behind glass at a museum. Here you can examine the beadwork up close, smell the moosehide, and learn how these clothes were made from wolf, muskrat, wolverine and beaver fur.

 

 

Visitors come to Alaska from all around the world, and they don’t get a chance to touch Native garments or smell the smoked moosehide.” says Cultural Program Director Dixie Alexander. “We say, ‘Please, put them on!'”

$65 family or group of up to six people/$55 couple/$45 individual

Summer: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm – Approximately 30 minutes

Winter: please make a reservation

For reservations or information, contact TCC Cultural Programs at
907.459.3741 or cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org