Totem Pole - Eagle Boy 8"
Alaska Black Diamond uses yellow cedar in from the rainforests surrounding Ketchikan, Alaska to create these beautiful, hand-carved totem poles. This totem is authentic; a great symbol of Alaska Northwest Coast native tradition.
Due to the nature of handmade crafts, there may be a slight wood-color variance from the totem pictured.
Each totem is signed by the artist and includes a story card to share the legends represented in each pole.
"During the cool summer evenings, the chief's nephew would go down the narrow piece of land, jetting out into the ocean, to feed eagles. The other villagers called him lazy when we went off to gaze at the skies rather than help dry salmon for the approaching winter. Only his grandmother believed in her heart that he would prove himself one day.
When the village became short of food, the uncle decided to move everyone, except his nephew, to the Euchulegan rivers further north.
The nephew, now lonely and without food, watches as an eagle flew out to the spit. As he watched the eagle released his tight hold on a salmon.
He stumbled on rocks as he quickened his pace to get to the food. The nephew burst with joy when more eagles came with offerings for him.
Meanwhile the uncle did not fare well. There were no Euchlegan in the rivers. As they returned to the nephew they all noticed his strength from being well fed. He offered food to them. In return they gladly offered their wealth to him. He became a much respected man in the village which filled his grandmother with much happiness.
This hand carved totem is made of old growth Native yellow cedar grown deep in the rain forests of Southeast Alaska."