Model Pole of Raven, Eagle and Frog by John T. Williams (1960-2010), Nuu-chah-nulth
Model Pole of Raven with Potlatch Hat, Eagle and Frog by John T. Williams, Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nation red cedar, stain 16” high x 3” wide x 2” deep
John T. Williams (1960 - 2010) was a member of the Nuu-chah-Nulth First Nations and a seventh-generation wood carver. During his childhood he spent time in Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a well known and very well liked Master artist, designing and carving his totem poles for many years downtown in Seattle . He was fatally shot by a Seattle police Officer while walking with a knife near downtown in 2010. In February 2012 a 34-foot John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole was erected near Seattle's center at Fifth Avenue and Broad Street. His brother, who was one of the main carvers had this to say, "They took something beautiful; let's give Seattle something just as beautiful back".