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by two cruisers
March 13, 2012
From journal Alaska: US's 49th and 49th for us.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
September 19, 2003
From journal NCL's Alaskan Cruise
by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
February 23, 2001
In this Native community, tribal elders and others have worked hard to pass on many of the traditions of their ancestors to new generations, and we had a firsthand opportunity to see the results of these efforts. They eagerly share their history, art and ancestors’ way of life and help unravel the mysteries of the towering, majestic totem poles standing sentry over the present generation.
Our guide told us one unique story regarding the totem pole with Abe Lincoln’s likeness at the top. It is said that several government officials, while touring the Alaskan Wilderness, commissioned this totem pole in honor of the then current President of the U.S. Leaving a picture of Mr. Lincoln, the officials when on their way and return months later to view the masterpiece. Imagine their horror when they saw how short Mr. Lincoln looked. The Indians apparently did not unfold the picture they were given which would have revealed the complete picture of Abe.
From journal A Beautiful Day in Ketchikan