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NEWS CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY HOONAH - In a former auto shop beside Hoonah High School, three carvers are busy restoring signs of Huna Tlingit ancestry, genealogy and history to the land cleared by an advancing glacier more than 250 years ago.

Hoonah carvers make their marks with Xúna Shuká Hit (Glacier Bay Tribal House)

Lead carver Gordon Greenwald, right, works on the exterior wall of Xúna Shuká Hit: the Glacier Bay Tribal House, most of which is behind him. Also pictured is Jeff Skaflestad, a visiting Hoonah resident. The small rectangular face at the top of the photo is one of several spirit faces, which represent ancestors and future generations, Greenwald said.
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Lead carver Gordon Greenwald, right, works on the exterior wall of Xúna Shuká Hit: the Glacier Bay Tribal House, most of which is behind him. Also pictured is Jeff Skaflestad, a visiting Hoonah resident. The small rectangular face at the top of the photo is one of several spirit faces, which represent ancestors and future generations, Greenwald said.
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