Taantakwan Teikweidee Clan
Israel Shotridge is a member of the Bear Clan (Teikweidee) of the Tongass Tribe (Taantakwaan) of Ketchikan, Alaska.
The photo to the right was taken at the Raven - Blackfinned Totem Pole raising in Klawock, Alaska replicated by Israel Shotridge 1991.
Shown from left to right; Sue Shotridge (Shotridge's wife), Israel Shotridge (Bear Mask), Esther Shea (Matriarch & Shotridge's Mother) ,Norman Jackson (Shotridge's brother), Betsy Mc Farland (Shotridge's sister), Richard Jackson (Shotridge's brother), foreground Robert Jackson (Shotridge's nephew)
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Israel Shotridge in his ceremonial regalia
holding the Tongass Tribe's Speaker Staff.
Sue & Israel Shotridge
July 3rd 1993 At the celebration of the raising
of the Chief Kyan totem, replicated by Israel,
Whale Park,Ketchikan, Alaska.
Holly & Autumn !
Israel's daughters Holly & Autumn
waiting to get on the Teikweidee (Bear Clan )
float during the 1996 4th of July,
parade in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Tongass Tribe - Willard Jackson ( Israel's Brother )
Willy Jackson is shown here wearing a Teikweidee ( Bear Clan )
Chief's headdress proudly.
Mom & Betsy ( Israels Sister )
Here, Esther Shea (Israel's mom) & Betsy McFarlane (Israel's sister) are dressed for the 1994 Ketchikan, Alaska, 4th of July parade. Esther was the Grand Marshall.
Chris Makua ( Israel's Cousin )
Teikweidee ( Bear Clan ) member Chris Makua donning his Teikweidee