Alaska's Incredible Totem Poles (part II)
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Native art and culture flourishes in Ketchikan, Alaska,due to the large population of native Alaskans. The three indigenous Pacific Northwest Indian tribes are the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian who considered the areas throughout Northern British Columbia and Southeast Alaska their territory.
Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles.Two miles south from Ketchikan is Saxman Village. Its totem park boasts the single largest collection of totems including the famed Abraham Lincoln pole and the Seward “shame” pole.
In a beautiful cove eight miles north of Ketchikan is Totem Bight State Park, where an historic collection of totems and a native community house can be visited.
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