Amazing Step-by-Step Carving of Eagle Totem Pole by Young Brothers

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Amazing Step-by-Step Carving of Eagle Totem Pole by Young Brothers.

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has announced that two brothers, Joe and TJ Young, will be carving totem poles and a screen for the Gajaa Hít building in Juneau’s Indian Village. The new works will replace poles carved in 1977 (for more on the project, read the news story at the SHI website). While the undertaking will demand artistry and commitment, SHI is in good hands with the talented Haida brothers, who carved an eagle totem pole for SHI in 2009 that was installed at the University of Alaska Southeast. These photos of Joe and TJ at work on that 2009 carving come from the Sealaska Heritage Institute Picasa gallery.

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