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The Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation)

The Smith Family Totem Pole (Tlowitsis Nation) at UNM: Towards Stewardship and Collaboration in the 21st Century, Anthropology News, Spring 2017

Totem Pole Restoration, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, May 3, 2017

Century-old totem pole becomes inspiration for using the past to fix the future, UNM News, September 14, 2017

Apology to the Smith Family from the UNM Department of Anthropology and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, September 16, 2017

The Smith Family Totem Pole Blessing & Celebration, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, September 16, 2017

Smith Family Totem Pole, Center for Southwest Research Photo Archive

Special thanks to the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Hibben Trust, and the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies for consistent support and generous funding of the restoration and re-dedication of the Smith Family Totem Pole. We are deeply indebted to Professor Beverly Singer, Emerita Professor in this department and formerly Director of the Ortiz Center, whose knowledge, guidance and inspiration sparked the process the led to the restoration of the Smith Family Totem Pole, and the research that uncovered its past history. Dr. Singer’s leadership, carried forward by the current Director of the Ortiz Center, Dr. Lea McChesney, guided the path to the profound collaboration between the Museum, the Department, and the Ortiz Center, on the one hand, and the Smith Family and the Tlowitsis Nation, on the other.