Alaska - Chapter 10, pgs. 525 - 578 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, pgs. 525 - 578 Summary

In 1902, Tom Venn opened a Ross and Raglan store in Juneau. Juneau was being proposed as the new capitol of Alaska. An Indian girl named Nancy introduced herself to Tom. She took Tom to the cave where she lived and showed him a totem pole that her father, Bigears, made. Tom and Nancy went on a picnic.

A few days later, many Indians and their families began to arrive. Bigears, who had been gone for several days, arrived with paint, and they painted the totem pole. They then had a celebration, part of an ancient custom. They had a potlatch, which consisted of the pole being dragged to a pre-dug hole and erected.

In 1903, Malcolm Ross came to visit Tom in Juneau. He wanted Tom to build a salmon cannery. They looked for a location on Taku Inlet and talked to Sam Bigears...

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