Totem Poles

Totem Poles

Folk Art Presentation

February 5, 2018 03:00 pm
Friends of Folk Art

Presenter: Richard D. Feldman, M.D.

Share a modern-day adventure! In 1903, Alaska Governor John Brady collected 15 old totem poles for preservation at Sitka National Historical Park, creating one of the world’s most celebrated totem pole collections. One pole became separated from the collection, its fate unknown for nearly 90 years. Dr. Feldman will discuss the 10-year journey that finally unraveled the mystery of that missing totem pole. Dr. Feldman, an Indianapolis physician, editorial columnist, and amateur historian, studied Native American religion with renowned scholar Joseph Epes Brown and was adopted into the Haida Nation.

Presenter: Joan Chodosh. Joan is a serious collector of Northwest folk art whose collection was exhibited last year at the Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts in Santa Fe.


FOFA members gather at 2:30 p.m. for lively camaraderie and light refreshments. Presentations begin at 3 p.m. in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater. Please note change in usual venue. Limited seating. For reservations, contact the FOFA Hotline 505-216-7617 or