Tsimshian “Good Luck” Totem Pole carved by George Mather Sr. (1918-1990). The “good luck” totem was a design that was created by the Tsimshian artists of New Metlakatla, Alaska. It features an eagle, flipped over salmon, bear, and human. According to Eli Tait, the likely inventor of the “good luck” design, it tells the story of the “Boy Who Fed the Eagles,” an ancestor of the Tsimshian Laxsgiik, the Eagle Clan. Note on back. 25"
PERIOD: First Half 20th Century
ORIGIN: Northwest - Unknown, Native American