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Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Sitka Camp No. 1

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1914. Katlian St.
  • Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Sitka Camp No. 1
  • Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Sitka Camp No. 1

Founded in Sitka in 1912, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought widespread discrimination against Natives. The Brotherhood, initially a Tlingit organization, operated through local camps, of which this one in Sitka was the first. Built in 1914 by Sitka Camp No. 1, this Craftsman-style structure is a two-story, wood-framed building extending out over the water; the building has a metal-covered gable roof. The first story and gable are clad with green-painted wooden shingles, while the second story has clapboards, painted white. Exposed rafter ends and brackets supporting the purlins add further decorative effect. On the interior is an auditorium with a stage at the far end and a shallow balcony around the other three sides. As a symbol of the political power of the Natives, this building has interest far beyond its architecture.

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Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Sitka Camp No. 1", [Sitka, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SE053.

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Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 194-195.

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