Thunderbird Totem Pole Model (based on the Kwakwaka'wakw Totem Poles which belonged to Nimpkish Chief Tlah-Co-Glass, Alert Bay, British Columbia)

Tlingit, Northwest Coast


collected 1943-1959

Wood and paint

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: The Wellington Indian Doll Collection Gift of Barbara Wellington Wells



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name



Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, on wings: Thunderbird; stamped: U.S.I.D. / ALASKAN INDIAN

Exhibition History

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.

Montana Club

Historical Society of Montana, Helena, Montana, 1955.

Braves and Dolls: American Indian Costume in Miniature Dartmouth College Museum, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1969.


Alaska Native Arts and Crafts Cooperative (ANAC); possibly purchased at Kaye‘s, Fairbanks, Alaska; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), 1943-1959; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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