Traditional Subsistence Site Used By Our Tribal Members

Traditional Subsistence Site

Mayflower Island across from the Douglas Indian Village was a traditional subsistence site which yielded a once healthy herring run and spawn for Tribal inhabitants. Mayflower Island was taken over by the Bureau of Land Management.

Tribal members spent winters at the Douglas Indian Village while others built their homes in the Juneau Indian Village. Traditional use campsites were located south of downtown Juneau on the shores of what is now Thane Road, Dupont, Point Salisbury, Point Bishop and beyond. Tribal members also spent summers at numerous fish camps on the Taku River. Children attended Mayflower Island School which was established by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the request of the Tribe. The school was later taken into ownership by the City of Douglas.