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Saxman Native Village Totem Pole Park

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Saxman Village Ketchikan Alaska United States
Saxman Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska Ketchikan Alaska United States
Saxman Village Ketchikan Alaska United States
Saxman Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska Ketchikan Alaska United States

Saxman Village

For a firsthand look at the indigenous cultures of Ketchikan, head just south of town to Saxman Village. Here you can not only peruse the collection of 25 standing totem poles, but also watch as master woodworkers create new ones right in the carving shed. The village also showcases the living culture of the local Native Alaskans, with tribal ceremonies in traditional dress and a dance show inside the clan house.

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about 5 years ago

Saxman Native Village, Ketchikan, Alaska

The bus and cruise tours all visit this Tlingit village park, but it is nonetheless one of the best places to gaze at totem poles, including the historic Abraham Lincoln and William Seward poles, and watch contemporary carvers at work. —Edward Readicker Henderson  
See more of Edward’s picks from Alaska:
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Mt. Juneau Trading Post, Juneau