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Sculptor:
Unknown (Native American)  Search this
Unknown (Native American) (copy after)  Search this
Medium:
Carved red cedar with green, red, black and white painted figures
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Totem pole
Sculptures-Copy
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Located Totem Bight State Historical Park North Tongass Highway Ketchikan Alaska
Administered by State of Alaska Division of Parks 3601 C Street, Suite 1258, P. O. Box 107001 Anchorage Alaska 99510
Date:
1939
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Alaska survey, 1992.
Summary:
Totem pole tells the story of the creation of Blackfish by Natsihline. A dorsal fin extends from the raven at the top of the pole. Natsihline holds Blackfish by the tail, and a human figure at bottom represents his evil brothers-in-law.
Topic:
Ethnic--Tlingit  Search this
Mythology--American Indian--Natsihlane  Search this
Animal--Fish--Blackfish  Search this
Animal--Bird--Raven  Search this
Control number:
IAS AK000136
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_330583