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Potlatch Totem Park, Ketchikan

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Potlatch Totem Park hosts the most visible of native cultures with its authentically built tribal house, walls deeply carved inside and out, giving tribute to the major tribal ancestry of the area. Here you will look upon Raven, Eagle, Thunderbird, decked-out in cedar regalia, Wolves and Killer Whales. Not to mention the majestic 42' totem pole honoring Raven, who released the sun into the world.

Peer into one of the tribal homes to see the diorama of how Native Alaskans actually lived in the 1800s. You can then take a walk up to the Carving Center where you can view the carving in action! You'll even get a chance to meet one of the resident carvers and talk with them about the art.
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  • Definitely visit. This park is behind a big touristy shop and down a hill so probably many people miss it as we almost did. There are clan houses, a display of totem carving, and many totem poles. Thi...  more »
  • This we found to be very intresting , because we never get to see anything like this where we come from , so it is unusual .we had a good day weather wise as it was dry and sunny .  more »
  • We toured this and the city of Ketchikan...MJ was our guide and she was wonderful. MJ grew up here so she knows the area first hand. The park itself was so lush and green. I never thought I would be t...  more »

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