Tag: totem pole

Ridicule totem shames Trump, Dunleavy

A big blue house on Monastery Street in Sitka has been the subject of more attention than usual. That’s thanks to an 11-1/2 foot tall totem pole displayed on sawhorses in the front yard. It is one of many of the totem poles around town, but this one is a bit different: it features to figures who have been in the headlines a lot in Alaska: Governor Mike Dunleavy and President Donald Trump. Read More

Yakutat carver honors grandfather, coffee in first totem pole

Tlingit artist Alison Marks raised her first totem pole on Saturday in Yakutat, which she carved in memory of her grandfather. She’s one of only a handful of Native women who carve totem poles. Alison Marks was “very aware” when she started carving a totem pole to honor her grandfather that this isn’t a job typically done by Tlingit women. Read More

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