Whale Totem Plaque

Whale Totem Plaque

Whale's World

"The winter was so stormy, no one could fish the rough water. The hunters could not find food through the thick snow.

At dawn each day, the chief's daughter would drape her cedar blanket upon her shoulders to keep the chill off as she walked to the high rocks overlooking the fishing grounds. Day after day, the waters remained rough.

One morning, Killer Whale appeared before her. After listening to her dilemma, Killer Whale said, 'If you come with me, I will make sure the village always has food.'

Concerned for her village, the princess agreed to his offer. Killer Whale was so delighted that he chased sea lions ashore and salmon to the streams. The princess, keeping her promise, climbed upon Killer Whale's back to always be with him.

The villagers still give thanks as they watch the princess, who has become the dorsal fin of Killer Whale, ride the waves of the sea."

Artist Signed and Hand Carved from Cedar in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Includes Story Card
Small: Width 6" inch, Height 8" inch
Large: Width 8 1/2" inch, Height 12" inch