Story last updated at 8/8/2012 - 1:07 pm
The Sealaska Heritage Institute has received a grant of $31,718 from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program to delineate the extent of the 1869 Battle of Wrangell, map out the course of the battle, and raise public awareness about the little-known conflict.
"We are proud to support projects like this that safeguard and preserve American battlefields," said Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service. "These places are symbols of individual sacrifice and national heritage that we must protect so that this and future generations can understand the struggles that define us as a nation."
The full item, along with a photo the Chief Shakes house at Wrangell, can be viewed at http://shispecialcollections.blogspot.com/2012/07/shi-awarded-nps-grant-to-study.html.