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Saxman Totem Park

South Tongass Highway, Saxman, Alaska
Natural sights
park, nature, historic site, totem poles

Saxman Totem Park is a public park in the city of Saxman, Alaska, just south of Ketchikan in southeastern Alaska. The park is home to a collection of totem poles, some of which are old poles relocated to this place from abandoned Tlingit villages in the region, or were reconstructed by skilled Tlingit carvers under the auspices of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The poles originated in the communities of Old Tongass, Cat Island, Village Island, Pennock Island, and Fox Village. One of the carved items recovered from abandoned villages is a marble statue of a grizzly bear. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

List of totem poles and house posts

  • Sun and Raven
  • Tired-Wolf House Posts
  • The Beaver Posts
  • The Blackfish Pole
  • Klawak Blackfis Fin
  • The Frog Tree
  • Kats and his Bear Wife
  • The Lincoln Totem
  • Secretary of State Pole
  • Raven Pole

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