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The Tribal House (Xunaa Shuká Hít) on the shores of Bartlett Cover in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve was completed in 2015. It is an example of the traditional architectural style of Tlingit ancestral clan houses. Glacier Bay was the traditional home of the Huna Tlingit until the 1700s, when a rapidly advancing glacier pushed them out of the bay. The tribal house project was built as a collaboration between the Huna Tlingit and National Park Service. The tribal house is not only used to tell visitors the story of the Huna Tlingit but it is also used a place for tribal members to reconnect with their homeland and to pass on their traditional and ancestral knowledge to clan members.
Glacier Bay National Park is located in southeast Alaska. The park is also an important marine wilderness area known for its spectacular tidewater glaciers, icefields, and tall coastal mountains. The park, a popular destination for cruise ships, is also known for its sea kayaking and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Glacier Bay National Park is home to humpback whales, which feed in the park's protected waters during the summer, both black and grizzly bears, moose, wolves, sea otters, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and numerous species of sea birds.
The dynamically changing park, known for its large, contiguous, intact ecosystems, is a United Nations biosphere reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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