Chief Shakes Grave

Southeast Alaska

Of minor interest is the grave of Chief Shakes V (1840–78), the fifth in a long line of Tlingit chiefs (the current chief is Shakes X). It is hidden on a tree-covered slope just off Case Ave and is surrounded by a white picket fence.

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