Kake Potlatch and Totem Raising Photograph Collection, 1971
Scope and Contents
The 131 color and black and white photographs located in this collection reflect a 1971 ceremony and potlatch to raise a totem pole in Kake, Alaska.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is available for viewing, however, the photographs may not be photocopied.
During the 1920s, many of the original totem poles in Kake were burned. After many years of not having totem poles, the residents of Kake, Alaska organized to acquire and place the 132-foot pole in the town. Also, arrangements were made for the totem pole to be exhibited at the Expo '70 (the 1970 World's Fair) held in Japan. Alaska Indian Arts, Inc. of Haines, Alaska carved the totem pole which is located on a bluff overlooking the village of Kake, Alaska.
131 Photographic Prints : color and black and white
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Existence and Location of Copies
Photographs digitized and available for viewing via Alaska's Digital Archives: 007-014, 016-023, 025-027, 037-038, 048, 053, 058-066, 068-070, 072-082, 084, 087-106, 108-131
- Finding aid for the Kake Potlatch and Totem Raising Photograph Collection, 1971
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- ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
- 2019 July
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