The Cook Inlet area as a whole has a rich natural and anthropological history, and the Ninilchik Tribe is the cultural point of contact for archaeological discoveries and projects on the south Kenai Peninsula. While the Ninilchik Traditional Council currently does not facilitate its own museum or anthropological archive, the tribe is an official supporter of the Pratt Museum in Homer which holds numerous artifacts and historical objects from the Kenai Peninsula in its collections and archives.
Other institutions with educational resources and historical objects from the Cook Inlet include:
- The Museum of the North (Fairbanks)
- Anchorage Museum
- Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage)
- The Kenai Visitors Center
- Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC)
- Alaska State Museum (Juneau)
For more information on cultural preservation and to report discovered sites and objects please contact Argent Kvasnikoff at 567-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org for direction.
Current and Upcoming Cultural Exhibits
Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living – September 15th, 2013 to January 14th, 2014
At the Anchorage Museum
“Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living”, curated by the Anchorage Museum, will be the first comprehensive exhibition about Dena’ina Athabascan people. This exhibition, opening in Fall 2013, will feature about 200 Dena’ina objects from museums across the globe, including caribou skin clothing adorned with fine quill work, puffin beak rattles, and birch bark cradles. Dena’ina history and culture will come to life with art, music, storytelling, re-creating settings, and hands-on activities.”