Wednesday, March 17, 2010

All-Eagle Totem Pole

In 1993, a "Raven" totem pole was erected on the campus of the University of Alaska-Southeast (Juneau). In order to provide social and spiritual balance between the Eagle and Raven clans of the Tlingit and Haida cultures, an “All-Eagle” totem pole has been carved by TJ and Joe Young, of Hydaburg, Alaska. The forty-five feet, red cedar pole is from Prince of Wales Island and was donated by the Sealaska Corporation. Its final length is thirty-six feet. A traditional ceremony will be held when the “All-Eagle” totem is raised this spring.

3 comments:

Hilda said...

It looks good even from here. It should really be impressive when it's up!

Leif Hagen said...

That's a lovely piece of carved wooden art!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent. Such a beautiful carving. I really like the coastal art. MB