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The Chief Johnson Totem Pole

The Chief Johnson Totem Pole, first carved in 1902, recarved by Israel Shotridge in 1989, Ketchikan, Alaska, a Seeing America video. A conversation between Richard Jackson and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank. Gunalchéesh (thank you) to Richard Jackson, clan leader of the Taantʼa kwáan Teikwedí Tlingit, for permitting us to share his clanʼs story. Created by Smarthistory.

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