The Wolf and the Raven
Totem Poles of Southeastern Alaska
- PUBLISHED: June 1961
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History / Native American and Indigenous Art, Native American and Indigenous Studies
- ISBN: 9780295739984
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
The spectacular totem poles of British Columbia and Alaska, on which appear birds, animals, and unrecognizable creatures, are found nowhere else in the world. To save specimens of this now-abandoned American Indian craft and make them accessible to Alaska visitors, the United States Forest Service in 1938 began placing Tlingit and Haida totem poles in natural settings near Ketchikan, Wrangel, and Sitka.
The Wolf and the Raven describes the poles, their place in the Indian culture of their day, the myths and legends they recount, and the history of the restoration program.
An indespensable guide for anyone who visits the totem parks.- Oregon Historical Quarterly
Will help to give the reader an understanding and appreciation of the totem pole enigma and a background into the social structure and general philosophy of life of the Indians.- Science Review