The Git-Hoan (People of the Salmon) Native Dance Group performing at the 2012 Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
in Washington D.C January 14, 2012 unveiling of the Boxley totem pole.
- slide show of that performance coming soon.
Tiny NW tribe to have totem pole installed at Smithsonian
King 5 Seattle News,
December 27, 2011
Among the stately cedars of the Kitsap Peninsula, David Boxley is carving a niche for his people.
"I've been wishing for this since I heard the museum was going to happen," he said from the workspace outside his home in Kingston.
Boxley is a member of the Tsimshian tribe, located on a 10-mile-long island near Ketchikan, Alaska. Only about 10,000 members remain. Barely 100 still speak the native tongue.
"It's a culture than came close to disappearing," says Boxley.
[Read More + View Video] ...King 5 Seattle News Article and Video link
Interview with Native American Tsimshian Artist David Boxley
By Historian, Darren R. Reid -University of Dundee
"David Boxley, a Tsimshian artist from Alaska, has been producing high quality pieces of art for over twenty five years. In that time he has built up an international reputation having produced Totems (and other pieces) for a variety of high profile clients, including the Goodwill Games and, most recently, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian."
[Read More at www.darrenreidhistory.co.uk/interview-with-native-american-tsimshian-artist-david-boxley ]