University of Northern Colorado President Kay Norton addresses the university community during a ceremony to repatriate "Totem Teddy" or the Bear Clan Totem to members of the Tlingit Nation of Angoon, Alaska. The Tribe celebrated the return of the Bear Clan Totem, once known as "Totem Teddy" on the University of Northern Colorado campus, and a Bear Clan headdress returned by the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College, Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. The Bear Clan Totem disappeared from Angoon in 1908 and reappeared in 1914 as a gift to UNC from U.S. Commissioner of Education for Alaska Andrew Thompson, an 1897 UNC alumnus. Seated at rear (from left) are Mark Jacobs, Peter McClusky, Daniel Brown, UNC professor Sally MacBeth and Tlingit and Haide Cultural Resource Specialist Harold Jacobs.
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Tlingit Indians, Tlingit art, repatriation