• Title:

    Kaats (depicting the story of a man who lived with a bear family)

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Nathan Jackson (Nathan P. Jackson), Tlingit, b. 1938; Stephen P. Jackson, Tlingit, b. ca. 1964; and Dorica R. Jackson, Non-Indian, b. ca. 1940

  • Place:

    Ketchikan; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Totem pole

  • Media/Materials:

    Red cedar, paint

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    NMAI commission from the artists in 2004; partially funded by the Smithsonian Women's Committee; cedar log donated by the Cape Fox Corporation, Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • Dimensions:

    615 x 75 cm

  • Catalog number:



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