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!