Friday, July 30, 2010
Telling the Story Behind Storytelling Totem Poles
The current issue of Whispering Wind (V39 N2 I271) features the article "Totems at Sitka National Historical Park Sitka, Alaska" by Scott Jensen that is worth seeking out to read and share with others. This is a thorough exploration of the history of the totem pole in the Northwest Territory, and includes numerous, clearly referenced photos. Jensen's writing is well researched and documented and provides a solid historical understanding of the role of the totem pole in Native American storytelling.