Photo by Carl Thompson
November 05, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - The 18 foot "Four Clan Totem" at the Ketchikan Correctional Center majestically reflects a golden light Thursday evening. The totem was carved by prisoners who participated in a carving class taught by Ernie Smeltzer.
The "Four Clan Totem" pays tribute and recognizes the three native nations of Southeast Alaska - the Tlinglit, Haida, and Tshimshian. The clans represented on the totem are Eagle, Wolf, Killer Whale, and Raven.
The pole was placed at the Ketchikan Correctional Center June 1, 1990.
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