Alaskan Totem Poles

Bear Mother

Hand carved from yellow cedar in Ketchikan, Alaska. Totems are a traditional way of honoring a legend or individual. Each totem comes with a story card describing the totem’s significance and meaning.
made in alaska
hand crafted
authentic alaska native art

Size:

24"


Size:

24"

$596

Bear Mother

For days the crashing of the brush could be heard as Bear Mother searched for her lost cub. Knowing he had the ability to transform, she was afraid she might not recognize him.

Eagle came to her and told her of a brave new man who was to be trained to lead the neighboring village. He beckoned her to come at once to view the ongoing ceremonies.

She follows Eagle to the village in hopes that this new brave man could help her find her son.

As they approach, Bear Mother is altered to a familiar sound. They quicken their pace until before them stands the chief to be, who Bear Mother recognized at once to be her son.

This hand carved totem is made of old growth Native yellow cedar grown deep in the rain forests of Southeast Alaska.