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Anchorage, Alaska — Northwest
 

Raven the Creator

Created by John Hoover in 1998

 
 
Raven the Creator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
1. Raven the Creator Marker
The marker is located at the base of the sculpture
Inscription.  Raven is the Creator in many Alaska Native and American Indian legends. Elements from my different legends are incorporated into this sculpture including "Raven Stealing the Stars, Sun, and Moon." The human figures in the claws symbolize icons used by the Russian Orthodox faith and the face in the belly of the Raven is symbolic of Mother Earth. The face on the back of Raven's head is representative of many transformations Raven could perform.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionNative Americans.
 
Location. 61° 13.955′ N, 149° 43.023′ W. Marker is in Anchorage, Alaska. The marker is located on the grounds of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive (Entrance to the Park), Anchorage AK 99504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mobile Architecture
Raven the Creator Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
2. Raven the Creator Marker
(about 400 feet away); Athabascan Family Lodges and Cabins (about 600 feet away); Fort Richardson National Cemetery-Gate (approx. 3.4 miles away); Captain James Cook (approx. 6.3 miles away); Resolution Park 1776 / 1778 (approx. 6.3 miles away); What is this “Rock Man”? (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Alaska Native Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2009
3. Alaska Native Heritage Center
The sign is at the entrance to the center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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