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A totem of appreciation

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Nathan Jackson A totem of appreciation
Nathan Jackson, a Tlingit carver from Ketchikan, Alaska, performs a ceremonial dance Nov. 19 during the installation of a totem pole he created especially for the Peabody Museum. Last May, as mandated by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the museum returned a Tlingit totem pole which had been acquired 100 years before. In appreciation, the pole’s owners, the Teikweidi clan, gave the museum a large red cedar, and the Peabody commissioned Jackson to carve a new pole from the tree.
(Photo by Faith Ninivaggi)