Historic Images of The :
Totem Pole of Thlinget Chief Kian
One of the most noted of the Totem Poles of Ketchican is the famous Totem
Pole of Chief Kian. It is surmounted by the fabled bird Kajuk. Below
this bird is an eagle and below the eagle is the wolf.
Ketchikan Alaska, circa 1910
The Raven Flood Totem
The raven circle at the top represents heaven. The legend is that the raven
at flood time flew up to heaven
with the children in his arms to save them. When the flood subsided, he
decended (two figures from the top)
and lighted on a piece of kelp, represented here by a frog.
Ketchikan, Alaska, circa 1910
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