Totem at Chief Son-I-Hat's Historic DistrictPhoto by Louis A. Thompson, courtesy of the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office
Project type: Archaeology and History, Art Works, Historical Restoration, Sculptures
Artists: Haida craftsmen, Tlingit craftsmen
Designers: Architect Linn A. Forrest (restoration)
Quality of Information: Very Good
Site Survival: ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
The Sitting Bear Grave Marker is a reproduction from an original totem from Old Kasaan, carved by native craftsmen enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps. The totem was relocated on January 30, 1939 to New Kasaan at the Whale House site, where a copy was carved. Located at the west end of the village inside a small grave house, the original Bear Grave Marker stood on top of a grave.
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Chief Son-I-Hat's Whale House and Totems Historic District, accessed on August 2, 2017. NÁAY I´WAANS, A Joint Project with Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation and the Organized Village of Kasaan, August 1, 2017.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 4, 2017.
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