August 2, 2015

Today was Tlingit education day for our family. We went to two different museums in Teslin about the Tlingit people. The Jorge Johnston Museum was the better of the two museums, and had a neat little collection. The museum was named after a trapper who brought the first car up to the Yukon. There were no roads, so he could only drive it in the winter when the lake was frozen. Next we visited the Teslin Tlingit Heratige Centre. There was very little there in terms of actual artifacts, but a Tlingit woman gave us a 15 minute lecture on tanning moose leather so it had that going for it, which was nice.

Finally in Whitehorse and I have to say, I think I could live here. If you took Cranbrook and merged it with the Wild West style, you would get Whitehorse. For some reason I get a St. John’s, Newfoundland feel, but I think that’s just the big white ‘Klondike’ boat that sits in the Yukon River on the edge of town. We are thinking we are going to spend two or three days to explore all the museums and heritage sites around town.


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