Nathan Jackson is an internationally known Tsimshian Master Carver. I first met him when he was carving the "Honoring Those Who Give" pole for the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan in 1998 (see my photos of him also in this gallery at the pole raising celebration in 1999) and have visited with him and taken many photos of him since.
Nathan is one of the most delightful and photogenic people I have met on my travels to Alaska. His schock of white hair, his pixieish sense of humor, his wry smile, and his practice of whistling while he works make it almost impossible to get a bad shot of him.
Nathan lives and carves in Saxman Village. He is seen relaxing here while working with an adze in the Edwin C. Dewitt carving shed in Saxman.
Nathan's son Stephen is also a well known carver with poles at the base of the Mt. Roberts tram in Juneau, the Burke Museum in Seattle, and elsewhere.
AlaskaKetchikan TotemsNathan JacksonSaxman Village Ketchikan TotemsTotems