The story of the Oyster Man, a Tlingit totem pole

Learn the story behind this totem pole that no longer stands.

Oyster Man Totem Pole (sometimes referred to as “Giant Rock Oyster Totem”), originally carved in the 19th century, recarved c. 1940 (Saxman Totem Park, Saxman, Alaska). Speakers: Teresa DeWitt and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank


Additional resources

Saxman Totem Park

Cite this page as: Teresa DeWitt, Totem Heritage Center Museum Attendant and Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank, "The story of the Oyster Man, a Tlingit totem pole," in Smarthistory, April 1, 2022, accessed April 23, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/the-story-of-the-oyster-man-a-tlingit-totem-pole/.