Son-I-Hat Frontal PoleSource: National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 35-TA. Archival photo processed by Brent McKee.
Project type: Historical Restoration, Archaeology and History, Art Works, 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
Standing in front of the Whale House, this 50-foot pole is a reproduction of an Old Kasaan original. The pole was carved in 1939 by James Peele. Chester R. Snow, a Construction Engineer for the Civilian Conservation Corps noted that the original pole was buried 10 feet in the ground. In Tlingit and Haida societies, houses typically have a post incorporated in the façade or standing in front of it. The Son-I-Hat Frontal Pole stands on the beach, in front of the Whale House, which faces the water.
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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