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Entrance to the Tlingit village of Saxman.
Saxman Village
The hall where visitors learned a bit of the language and enjoyed Tlingit dances.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
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Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
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Paintings of symbols that also appear on totem poles.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
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Carving inside the hall.
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This young man taught the visitors some of the Tlingit language and discussed their history.
Saxman Village
Waiting for the dances to begin.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
Totem inside the hall.
Saxman Village
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The dancers first appeared with their backs to the audience.
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Dancers performing traditional dances and chants.
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Tlingit dancers at Saxman Native Village.
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A little girl admires a totem at Saxman.
Saxman Village
Saxman Village
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All totems tell a story.
Saxman Village
A bald eagle flies over the totem display.
Saxman Village
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A carved eagle caps a totem.
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The whole totem with the eagle atop.
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Native carvers take several years to create a pole.
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Saxman has the largest collection of totem poles in the world.
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Totems guard the way to the lodge.
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Close-up of totem protecting the lodge.
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Abe Lincoln caps this pole.
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Another pole has a bald eagle atop.
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A large number of animals adorn this pole.
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A view of a number of totem poles at Saxman Native Village
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Totem pole carver takes time to listen to a question.
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How a totem pole gets into the ground.