Historic Hood River
Pioneer Square Totem Pole
I didn’t include this card in our Ezra Meeker tour a few weeks ago, but it tells an important story. Meeker’s caption reads, “This curious relic of handy work, removed from a deserted Indian village in Alaska must be seem at close range to appreciate the art in carving and coloring by the natives to be fully appreciated. Some of the figures are supposed to represent Evil Spirit, others a God, and again others as a record of history, all combined making a worthy study for the archeologist. February 1906.”
You can read the fascinating true story of the 1899 theft of this totem pole from a Tlingit village here.