Raven flew to the cedar brances overlooking the beach. He watched as the villagers brought bread, berries and smoked salmon to the dancers whose bright colored capes, symbolizing the bear, whooshed as they turned. Together they sang songs from the soul, reverberating off the forest wall.
Raven saw canoes full of villagers from neighboring tribes join the gathering. He heard them tell of the many fishing grounds of the halibut, salmon and cod. He smacked his lips in delight.
Raven was delighed that the different tribes were sharing the warmth of the springtime day with such wonderful feast, knowing of course that they were be some food left for him, for it was Raven who brought the sun back into the world for everyone to enjoy.
Totem Pole is Artist Signed and Hand Carved from Cedar in Ketchikan, Alaska.