Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sea Monsters At Potlatch Park


I gu.aa yax x'wan!
"Be brave" in Tlingit (native Alaskan language)






These "totem poles" were made of curved trees to stand guard at the river's edge.  They were later decorated by non-native peoples.  Each tile was painted by a child visitor from a Disney cruise ship! Look closely and you may see a modern signature on one of them!

P.S.  Tomorrow, back to the totem series!

5 comments:

Natashalh said...

Very cool! You're making me want to visit Alaska.

Sarah Beth said...

I imagine that they keep the park safe!

Judy Nolan said...

What a fun place! All of your photos from your Alaska trip make me want to go there, too.

BeadedTail said...

Alaska has so many interesting things to see!

pasqueflower said...

The totem poles are amazing!