Totem Pole - Shaman's Daughter 14"
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.
“The Shaman looked at the dry riverbed then to the sky hoping for rain He chanted and prayed, but the clouds did not darken. Off in the distance he caught a glimpse of his daughter talking with eagle.
Eagle had told her that frogs are known to bring rain, all the time eyeing the salmon that she held in her hands. The shaman's daughter sat down. This is my people's last salmon. I will give it to you if you fly to the frog village and bring back their salmon.
Eagle looked at her with curious eyes. You would give me our only food?
The frog shaman will bring the rain. The rain will flow again and the salmon will return, so yes, I will give you the last of my people's food if you will help
Not saying another word, Eagle swooped down wand snatched the fish with his talons.
After two long days of waiting near the dusty riverbed, the shaman's daughter looked up through the clear skies to see eagle approaching with the frog shaman in his beak. She gently took the small shaman back to her village.
All the people watched as frog sang his song. The shaman's daughter chanted and danced around the fire with the frog. Soon everyone felt the cool mist cover their faces. With the cool water streaming down, they began to sing and dance with happiness.
It was not long before the rivers flowed again with salmon darting through the waters.
The people of the Raven were invited to join the Eagle clan in a festive Potlatch to honor the shaman's daughter. She danced and sang for the. In return, they carved a totem pole to remember the good she had done. The shaman's daughter was the most loved woman in the village. One day she would become the dancing chief.”