Alaskan Totem Poles

The Legend of Mankind

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:

9"

14"

24"


Size:

9"

$150

The Legend of Mankind

The world was dark inside where the humans lived. They kept themselves secret until one day a great bird would come to find them.

And so it went Raven, who ruled the world, came upon a huge clam shell sticking out of the mud flats. He flew down, walked around it a few times, noticing a small crack. Raven cocked his head to one side. His eyes peering closer at the opening. He could hear unfamiliar voices coming from within the clam shell.

Once again, Raven’s curiosity gets the best of him. He thrust his beak into the clam shell with such force that the shell pops open. Startled, he steps back as mankind emerges from the shell. Astonished as Raven, the humans gasp at the sight of the might bird and the world around them. Raven knows that he has opened the door to his destiny.