Chief Son-I-Hat’s Whale House and Totems Historic District, Son-I-Hat Frontal Pole – Kasaan AK

Description

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.

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Location Info


Chief Son-I-Hat's Whale House and Totems Historic District
Kasaan, Alaska

Coordinates: 55.54099088494278, -132.4185573371704

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