Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 
Meet the People
Tommy Joseph

Photo courtesy of Kristina Cranston

Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph (Naal xἁk’w) was born in 1964 in Ketchikan and lives in Sitka. He is of the Eagle moiety of the Kaagwaantaan (Wolf) clan. He is a wood carver and works as an instructor, interpreter and commissioned artist. He runs the open studio at the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center in Sitka, demonstrating wood carving and also helps the Park Service restore and replicate their collection of totem poles. [Last updated in 2013]