Yaadaas Crest Corner Pole

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Yaadass Crest Corner Pole, This pole stood at one of the exterior corners of the Yaadass clan house.  The human figure at the top is the Village Watchman.  Below the Watchman is Raven in human form.   The next figure is also Raven, while the base figure appears to be a bear holding an animal of some type in its mouth.  Figures below the Village Watchman may be crests of the clan who owned the house and could represent incidents in the real or mythical history of the clan.  The pole is a copy carved by Tlingit artist Tommy Jimmie in 1978 to replace the original collected in 1903.  It is believed to be a crest pole portraying the heraldic emblems of the Yaadaas clan of Old Kasaan.??Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska.
Yaadass Crest Corner Pole, This pole stood at one of the exterior corners of the Yaadass clan house. The human figure at the top is the Village Watchman. Below the Watchman is Raven in human form. The next figure is also Raven, while the base figure appears to be a bear holding an animal of some type in its mouth. Figures below the Village Watchman may be crests of the clan who owned the house and could represent incidents in the real or mythical history of the clan. The pole is a copy...
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