Totem Carving in Hydaburg Totem ParkSource: National Register Collection (http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/indian/2006/totem.htm).
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) engaged native communities in Hydaburg in collaborative projects seekeing the preservation and restoration of native totem carvings: “In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), supervised by U.S. Forest Service personnel, created Hydaburg Park, and several other similar parks in Southeast Alaska. CCC workers brought poles to these parks from other locations. The government then hired local Haida workers to restore these totems. When restoration was not possible, replicas were carved. Twenty-one poles were brought to Hydaburg, five of which were able to be restored. The remaining 16 were replicated between 1939 and 1942.”
National Park Service Page for the Hydaburg Totem Park, accessed on June 20, 2017. Indian Country Today, Hydaburg Totem Park Revitalization, accessed on June 20, 2017.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 21, 2017.
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