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photosKetchikan: Native Carver Rediscovered By Joseph Branco - Few works of art have the power and significance to define a culture. Totem poles have long been the defining symbols of the North American natives. Most across the globe attribute totem carvings to all indigenous American tribes. However, most experts agree that totem pole production can be attributed to only 6 tribes in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska. The Bulla Coola, Haida, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and West Coast tribes represent the origin of totem carving. Though many have tried to reproduce such awe-inspiring works of art, only a rare few individuals throughout history have earned the title of Master Carver.

At the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Friday night, Native expert and author Steve Brown presented interesting and important findings regarding totem carvings in southeast Alaska. After more than twenty years of research, Brown has established that some of the most significant totem poles, house posts, and other carved artifacts from Wrangell, Taquan (now Metlakatla), Old Kasaan, and Klukwan areas were created by a single carver, Kadjisdu.áxch´ II, whose career spanned the years between c.1770 and 1810. Brown introduced the fascinating carvings of Kadjisdu.axch/ II, often referred to as "The Greatest Carver of Wood among Natives" during his time. - More...
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photosL. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan - For such a small city in such a remote location, Ketchikan has had its fair share of experience in welcoming the rich and famous. Names that come to mind are Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Cary Grant, as well as Olivia Newton-John, Bill Gates, and Chubby Checker - plus many, many others! Unlike today's notables who arrive by cruise ship for brief visits, earlier celebrity visitors usually came in on their own or someone else's yacht. Most enjoyed Ketchikan's sights, sounds and attractions for at most a few days. But one unexpected visitor found himself stranded for the winter! - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005

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