8. Day 6b - Saxman Village Page 3 of 4
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The main totem pole on the central lawn of the Saxman Village.
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A carved small Bear Cub with an unusually bushy "tail" at the top of the main totem pole.
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Cathy standing in front of the main totem pole on the central lawn of the Saxman Village.
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Cathy standing alongside the main totem pole on the central lawn of the Saxman Village.
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A tour group getting a presentation around one of the totem poles with a caved wooden Eagle on top. That's Cathy towards the left between the man in the red jacket and the woman in the purple coat.
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A close up of the pole with the carved wooden Eagle on top.
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Another totem pole with a more realistic caved wooden Eagle on top.
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A close up of the bottom of the previous pole with a representation of a Beaver at the bottom.
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A close up of the top of the previous pole with a beautifully carved wooden Eagle at the top.
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Another totem pole with a Beaver at the bottom and an Eagle at the top.
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A close up of the Eagle at the top of the previous totem pole.
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Another carved Eagle on the top of another totem pole.
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A very ornately carved totem pole near the main entry road to the Saxman Village.
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A totem pole with, what appears to be a carved Wolf at the bottom, and an owl at the top.
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The intricately carved bottom of a totem pole.
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The top of a totem pole with the carved statue of Abraham Lincoln, who was a very good friend to the Tlingit Tribe.
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A totem pole with an Orca at the bottom and an Owl at the top.
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A totem pole with unusually carved legs on the bottom.
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This unusual pointing monkey/man totem pole seems to have an African flavor.
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A very ornate and unusual totem pole along the main entrance road to Saxman Village. Notice the carved monkey alongside the pole at the bottom with his hand in the mouth of the figure on the bottom of the pole.
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A close up of the carved monkey with his hand in the mouth of the bottom figure.
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A large carved Beaver at the bottom of a totem pole.
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As we entered the carving shed, we were greeted by Nathan P. Jackson, a Master Carver and Tlingit artist of Tlingit and Japanese descent. What a GREAT smile!
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A Tlingit native gives a presentation on totem pole carving and other native arts to our tour group. Cathy is in the center of the group to the right rear of the woman in the yellow coat.

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