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The original Tlingit Totem Pole was stolen in 1899 by some of the leading citizens at the time from a Tlingit village in Alaska . It was placed in Pioneer Square in Seattle by business men. It was destroyed in 1938 by an arsonist. The city attempted to purchase a replacement pole from the Tlingits, who accepted payment and thanked Seattle for paying for the first one. The U.S. Forestry Service paid native carvers Charles and William Brown to craft the current pole.

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