Celebrating the Raven Spirit Canoe Launch

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Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute

November is American Indian Heritage Month. Mark the occasion by learning about the Raven Spirit Canoe, a craft that was carved in Alaska by master carver Douglas Chilton of the Tlinget Nation. The Sealaska Heritage Institute brought the canoe to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, where members of the Native community officially named the canoe and launched it in the Potomac River. The craft now resides in the Sant Ocean Hall at Smithsonian's National Musuem of Natural History.