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The “Healing Pole” (Yaa Naa Néx Kootéeyaa) tells the history of the relationship of the Huna Tlingit and the National Park Service, which was fraught with hurt and misunderstanding. Glacier Bay is the traditional home of the Huna Tlingit until the 1700s when a rapidly advancing glacier tragically pushed them out of the bay.
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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