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Item/Description: Eklutna Village Historical Park, Anchorage, Alaska souvenir wooden Russian nesting dolls family set of three (3) dolls within dolls.
Excerpted Research Information: “With its rich history and colorful spirit houses, the Dena'ina Athabascan village of Eklutna gives visitors an opportunity to experience the melding of Native spirituality with traditional "religion". A short drive from Anchorage, up the Glen Highway about 24 miles north lies the village, the last of such before construction of the Alaska Railroad brought an influx of colonists to the area around 1915. With an estimated permanent population today of around 70, the village and its corresponding museum and cemetery are wonderful links to Alaska's past and hope for its present. The cemetery, a popular tourist attraction and certainly the most colorful with spirit houses dominating the landscape, has been in use since 1650 (spirit houses are a melding of Russian Orthodox Christianity and the Native practices surrounding a death; missionaries arrived in the 1840's). Besides the cemetery, the Alaska Railroad siding house station, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox church and a small gift shop sit on the village site, as well as a building that was used as a school for Native children before WWII.”
Quantity: Three (3) dolls-within-dolls.
Measurements: 4 & ½”H; 3"H; 2 & 1/4"H
Condition: Mint, like new!