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Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph is an artist, conservator and Tlingit master carver who has been involved with many of the most important totem projects in Alaska over the past 20 years. Joseph’s totems can be found in England, New Zealand, at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Anchorage. As an Alaskan native, Tommy is an expert on the local legends and tribal folklore unique to his state. When Tommy was six years old, his father went missing in a boating incident, which has inspired Tommy to search for answers for many of Alaska’s mysteries.