Saxman Totem Park

Saxman Totem Park is a public park in the city of Saxman, Alaska, just south of Ketchikan in southeastern Alaska. The park is home to a collection of totem poles, some of which are old poles relocated to this place from abandoned Tlingit villages in the region, or were reconstructed by skilled Tlingit carvers under the auspices of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The poles originated in the communities of Old Tongass, Cat Island, Village Island, Pennock Island, and Fox Village. One of the carved items recovered from abandoned villages is a marble statue of a grizzly bear.[2] The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Saxman Totem Park
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
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Saxman Totem Park is located in Alaska
Saxman Totem Park
Location 2660 Killer Whale Avenue, Saxman, Alaska
Coordinates 55°19′11″N 131°35′47″W / 55.31972°N 131.59639°WCoordinates: 55°19′11″N 131°35′47″W / 55.31972°N 131.59639°W
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1939
NRHP reference # 79003758[1]
AHRS # KET-060
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 7, 1979
Designated AHRS March 9, 1977

List of totem poles, monuments and house posts

  • Sun and Raven
  • Raven and Frog
  • Tired-Wolf House Posts
  • The Beaver Posts
  • The Blackfish Pole
  • Klawak Blackfish Fin
  • The Frog Tree
  • Grizzly Bear Monument
  • Kats and his Bear Wife
  • The Lincoln Totem
  • Secretary of State Pole
  • Raven Pole
  • The Grizzly Bear Post
  • The Loon Tree
  • Owl Memorial
  • Pointing Figure
  • Giant Rock Oyster Pole
  • Memorials of Eagle Tail House
  • Dogfish Totem

External links

Media related to Saxman totem park at Wikimedia Commons

See also


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Saxman Totem Park". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-19.

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