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Totem Pole spot

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Totem Pole spot
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
12 x 8.6 x 31.6 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Catalog Number:
25/6087
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
6.5 x 6.5 x 31.2 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Catalog Number:
25/6098
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.7 x 8.7 x 31.7 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Catalog Number:
25/6086
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
16.6 x 9 x 31.5 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1958-1959
Catalog Number:
25/6099
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958 or 1959 from an unknown source; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8.5 x 27 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1957-1958
Catalog Number:
25/6088
Collection History:
Purchased from Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Juneau, Alaska) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1958; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
32.6 x 7.4 x 38.2 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1955-1956
Catalog Number:
25/6084
Collection History:
Purchased from Alaska Native Arts and Crafts (Juneau, Alaska) by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives in 1956; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
8.8 x 38.1 x 46 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1950-1951
Catalog Number:
26/631
Collection History:
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source in 1950 or 1951; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
B. Foley, Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
40.2 x 25.6 x 8.3 cm
Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Date Created:
circa 1980
Catalog Number:
25/3753
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
A. Wiseman, Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, felt
Techniques:
Carved, polished
Dimensions:
13.8 x 24.3 x 69 cm
Culture/People:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Nova Scotia; Canada (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1975
Catalog Number:
25/4055
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
Thorn Arts
Media/Materials:
Plaster, paint
Techniques:
Mold-made
Dimensions:
7.3 x 7.3 x 27 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Seattle; King County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
25/9281
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (Seattle, Washington) at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
John Motlow, Seminole, 1900-1979
Media/Materials:
Cypress, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
20 x 10.5 x 23.5 cm
Culture/People:
Seminole
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Big Cypress Reservation; Hendry County; Florida; USA
Date Created:
1964-1965
Catalog Number:
25/5774
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Seminole Arts and Crafts Center in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
Jack Billie, Seminole, 1921-1969
Media/Materials:
Cypress
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 38.2 cm
Culture/People:
Seminole
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Dania, Hollywood Reservation; Broward County; Florida; USA
Date Created:
1964-1965
Catalog Number:
25/5742
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from Seminole Arts and Crafts Center in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
William M. Dennis, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), b. 1923
Donor:
Agnes Murphy (Agnes Ryan), Non-Indian, 1912-1994
Media/Materials:
Wood, wood stain
Techniques:
Carved, stained
Dimensions:
6.7 x 17.8 x 21.5 cm
Culture/People:
Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Site Name:
Vancouver Island
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Date Created:
circa 1975
Catalog Number:
25/3756
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Raymond J. Ryan (1921-1992); inherited by his sister, Agnes Murphy (1912-1994), and donated to NMAI in 1992.
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Totem pole model

Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
7.5 x 3.5 x 16 cm
Culture/People:
Northern Plains
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Kalispell; Flathead County; Montana; USA
Date Created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
25/5208
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem pole model

Artists/Makers:
Amos Wallace (Amos Louis Wallace/Jeet Yaaw Dustaa), Tlingit [Hoonah (Huna)], 1920-2004
Media/Materials:
Argillite
Techniques:
Carved, polished
Dimensions:
7 x 7 x 22.6 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Juneau; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1966
Catalog Number:
25/8766
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Totem-Post, Wood Carving

Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown
Collector:
James G. Swan
Height:
38cm
Depth:
38cm
Width:
485cm
Culture:
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)
(Not certain)
Haida
(Not certain)
Object Type:
Totem Pole
Place:
Cormorant Island (not certain) / Alert Bay (not certain), Queen Charlotte Strait (not certain), British Columbia, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
1875
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
E54295-0
Specimen Count:
2
Notes:
FROM CARD: 54295 HAS 2 CATALOGUE CARDS, CARD MARKED 54295A-B HAS THESE REMARKS: "AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SURVEY OF THE TOTEM POLES IN THE USNM COLLECTIONS, AN OBVIOUS DISCREPANCY WAS NOTED IN THAT SPECIMEN #54297 WAS CATALOGED AS ONE POLE THIS SPECIMEN WAS ACTUALLY ONLY HALF OF THE ORIGINAL POLE THE SUBSEQUENT HALF BEING ALSO CONSIDERED AS A COMPLETE TOTEM POLE. IT IS PROBABLE THAT THE ORIGINAL POLE (2 SECTIONS) IS THE SPECIMEN MARKED "A-B" AND NUMBERED 54295 IN THE CATALOG BOOK. THE SPECIMEN WAS APPARENTLY COLLECTED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA EXPOSITION OF 1876 AND IT CAN BE NOTED (ASSEMBLED) IN PHOTOS OF THE EXHIBIT. IN NOTES DERIVED FROM 'SWAN' LETTERS (1875-6) THERE IS REFERENCE TO A "CARVED COLUMN" FROM ALERT BAY (VANCOUVER ID.), HENCE A KWAKIUTL SPECIMEN. BASED ON THE USNM NW COLLECTIONS AND CURRENT NW COAST LITERATURE; THE TREATMENT OF THE SPECIMEN COULD BE CONSIDERED AS KWAKIUTL. 6/6/68 GP. EARLIER OPINIONS HAVE BEEN NOTED AS FOLLOWS: 1882 ACCESSIONED HAIDA. 1962 M. BARBEAU KWAKIUTL. 1962 W. HOLM BELLA BELLA OR TLINGIT." AS OF 1999 THIS POLE IS STORED IN TWO PIECES OR SECTIONS.
"I believe this item was collected in 1875 from Yalis (Alert Bay) by James Swan. Swan was reported to have collected 3 poles for the 1876 Worlds Fair in Philadelphia. One was from Alaska, one was from Port Simpson and one was from Alert Bay." -- Ken Lund (via Reciprocal Research Network)
Record Last Modified:
10 Jun 2015
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Totem Pole, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Knight, Johnny
Assistant:
Layton, Ray
Medium:
Cypress, carved
Culture:
Indian
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Totem pole
Sculptures
Place:
Mississippi
Mendenhall
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Eagle
Figure group
Ethnic
Animal--Deer
Object--Vegetable--Corn
Control number:
IAS MS000157
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993.
Summary:
A chain-saw carved totem pole with an eagle with outstretched wings on top. Below the eagle are the faces of three Indians, a deer, a fish, and corn husks.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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David Boxley Totem Pole at the National Museum of the American Indian

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
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Uploaded:
2012-03-22T15:31:03.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
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Video Title:
David Boxley Totem Pole at the National Museum of the American Indian
Description:
David Boxley, a Tsimshian carver from Alaska, created a totem pole for the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Boxley, who grew up in Metlakatla, and his son finished the work in the museum's Potomac atrium, where the Tsimshian dance group Git--Hoan (People of the Salmon) celebrated the unveiling. "There's few of us," Boxley told the Washington Post. "But we're alive and well. We wanted to let people know we're alive and well." The totem features a chief holding salmon, a group of villagers, and an eagleā€”the symbol of Boxleys' clan.
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Video Duration:
5 min 31 sec
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Model totem pole depicting Gonakadet (Sea Wolf)

Media/Materials:
Yellow cedar
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
14.2 x 15.7 x 65.5 cm
Culture/People:
Tlingit
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Yakutat; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date Created:
1964-1968
Catalog Number:
25/6176
Collection History:
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives between 1964 and 1968 when the artist was employed as an IACB arts and crafts assistant at Sitka, Alaska; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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