Picture Postcard – Juneau Alaska

Native art has a strong presence and tradition in Juneau, Alaska.

The Tlinglit are the most populous indigenous people in this area having fished the waterways of Gastineau Channel. I don’t know the meaning or even the artist of this street art but themes of the Eagle and the Raven represent the two kinship lines of this matriarchal culture. With a tradition of carving, street art extends to totems and other sculptural works that show modern, international influences.

 

Postcard Alaska Juneau

 

Welcome to a new series of travel postcards that I’ll be posting once a week. Click on the card for a larger view.

 

 

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