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Historical Photo: Totem Knowledge

Posted: October 30, 2012 - 11:07pm
SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE / EBAY COLLECTION
This photograph shows Henry Denny Sr. at Saxman teaching Tlingit youth about a totem pole and its corresponding history in August 1941. The photograph was taken as a public relations effort to document the Civilian Conservation Corps federal Works Relief Program when Tlingit and Haida carvers created Southeast Alaska’s totem parks.

This photograph shows Henry Denny Sr. at Saxman teaching Tlingit youth about a totem pole and its corresponding history in August 1941. The photograph was taken as a public relations effort to document the Civilian Conservation Corps federal Works Relief Program when Tlingit and Haida carvers created Southeast Alaska’s totem parks.

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