Nathan Jackson

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Birthday
29, 1938
Birthplace
Alaska
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Alaska

About

Tlingit artist best known for his totem poles, canoes, jewelry, and other works.

Before Fame

He served in the German military before becoming a commercial fisherman. His interest in totem poles began when he had to stop fishing while fighting a critical bout with pneumonia.

Trivia

He created more than fifty totem poles, many of which were displayed at prestigious locales such as the National Museum of the American Indian and Harvard University's Peabody Museum.

Family Life

He married an artist and fathered a son who also became an artist.

Associated With

He and Civil Rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich were both raised in the Alaskan Tlingit culture.