Dakwä́kä́da (High Cache)

-- Haat iyagu´t

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English Name: 
Haines Junction

Before modern times, there was no permanent settlement here. Instead, it was a convenient stopping place or campsite for travelers coming from Kloo Lake, Kluane, Aishihik, Klukshu, Dezadeash Lake, or Hutchi. To lighten their loads, some travelers had caches here, taking advantage of the central location. Hunters would sometimes use the area as a staging ground or camp. Modern Haines Junction developed from an army camp that was established when the military supply road to Haines was built after 1942. After the Alaska highway was established, schools, businesses, and medical services brought people from more remote villages to move here in the 1940s. [2]


United States
60° 45' 9" N, 137° 30' 36.6768" W

Ikaduwakaa and the Storyboard are part of the Doorways to the Past; Gateway to the Future project, cooperatively supported by the Chilkoot Indian Association, Haines Borough Public Library, and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and lifelong learning.