Sunday, February 18, 2007

Northwest Native American Art Tlingit Totem Pole Raised

A new 4,000 pound Northwest Native American totem pole was carved and raised last fall in front of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Community Health Services building in Sitka, Alaska. Around 140 people helped carry the Wellbriety pole to its present location.

The totem pole features medicinal plants, a shaman, his partner spirit wolf and other Northwest Native American Tlingit symbols often associated with health. The totem pole was carved over a six month period.

For more information on totem poles, see Northwest Native American Totem Poles. Also see, Free Spirit Gallery for more on Northwest Native American art.

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