Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

May 31, 1940: Official program of the Wrangell Potlatch Monday and Tuesday: June 3, 10 to 11 a.m., dedication of Hit Klane (Shakes Community House). Unveiling of new totem pole on Shakes Island. Noon to 5 p.m., Impressive Chief's inaugural ceremony, main event of Potlatch. Starts with arrival of Indian canoes at Shakes Island bringing guests to participate with Chief in his ceremonies. Following brief ceremony at Island, procession will form, led by Indian band, and move in colorful regalia up Front Street from Island to Alaska Native Brotherhood Ha...

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