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Home Before the Raven Caws
By Richard D. Feldman

In 1903 Alaska governor John Brady collected fifteen old totem poles for preservation at Stika National Historical Park, creating one of the most famous collections of totem poles in the world. One pole became separated, and its fate remained a mystery for nearly ninety years. This revised edition of Home before the Raven Caws unravels the mystery of that missing pole from the Brady collection. The old Alaskan pole found its way to Indiana over a hundred years ago. A new version of the pole stands today at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis.

The first portion of the book serves as a general primer of the history and cultural significance, identification, carving, and raising of totem poles.

Softcover. 77 pages. IHS Press. 2013. ISBN 9780871953063.

About the author
Richard D. Feldman, MD, is a family physician who has a longtime interest in Native American religion, art, and culture, having studied with the renowned scholar Joseph Epes Brown at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was adopted into the Haida nation in 1996.

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