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Kake is located in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island. Kake has a mild climate with January temperatures around freezing. It is a permanent home of the Kake tribe of Tlingit Indians, as well as the home of a 132-foot totem pole, the world's largest. The Kake tribe of Tlingits were the most feared by white settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the Kake War, three Kake villages were destroyed by a Navy vessel. The Kakes rebuilt in the 1890s at the present village site.

Fishing, fish processing and logging are the main cash industries. The town celebrates the chum salmon run with the Kake Dog Salmon Festival in late July. There is also a "Challenge of the Chums", a Tlingit canoe race.

Contact Kake Tribal Corp for info at 907-785-3221. There is a 4,000 foot airstrip and a seaplane base. L.A.B. Flying Service provides schedules service. Alaska Marine Highway sails from Kake to Sitka and Petersburg.

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