Haida Weaver Searching for Spruce

Lily Mihalik, KCAW – Sitka

Kruzof Island is 168 square miles of land, popping out of the Pacific Ocean just west of Sitka. It holds a volcano, a trail system, a series of beaches, meadowlands and forest. During World War II, it was a strategic location for U.S. forces.

It’s also where KCAW’s Lily Mihalik found an 80-year-old Haida weaver hot on the trail of young spruce roots for her baskets.

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