David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan

Published on December 2, 2010 by John

Love this article and want to save it to read again later? Add it to your favourites! To find all your favourite posts, check out My Favourites on the menu bar.


Wolf by David R. Boxley

David Robert Boxley (born July 27, 1981), also known as D. Robert Boxley, is an Alaskan artist and totem-pole carver from the Tsimshian Indian community of Metlakatla in southeast Alaska. He is the son of the carver David A. Boxley, his mentor. His mother, Elizabeth, is non-Native, but was adopted into the Tsimshian Laxsgiik (Eagle clan).

dna testing, dna ancestry testing, ancestry, genealogy, indian genealogy records, paternity testing, turquoise jewelry, native american jewelry

His former Tsimshian name was Lapaaygm xsgyiik, which means “He Who Flies Like the Eagle” in the Tsimshian language.

In 1999 he, along with his brother, Zach, was adopted into the Laxgyibuu (Wolf Clan), House of T’ałm Ha’ax, by Doreen Nathan, his father’s aunt. This was done to correct his Eagle clan affiliation since he had to have an opposite clan from his father, David A. Boxley. (Tsimshian Indians follow the matralineal tradition of most Northwest Coast tribes.)

He was given the name Gyibaawm laxha, which means “Wolf of the Sky”. This was to honor his new clan, but also to pay homage to his father, and his former clan, the Laxsgyiik (Eagle clan).

By the 1980s he was living with his parents and brother Zachary in Kingston, Washington.

Since 2000, he has carved sixteen totem poles with his father and carved his first solo totem pole in 2005.

Source: Wikipedia

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged
Based on the collective work of NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, © 2014 Native American Encyclopedia.
Cite This Source | Link To David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan
Add these citations to your bibliography. Select the text below and then copy and paste it into your document.

American Psychological Association (APA):

David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Retrieved October 01, 2014, from NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com website: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/david-boxley-2/

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com. NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/david-boxley-2/ (accessed: October 01, 2014).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan" NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Native American Encyclopedia 01 Oct. 2014. <NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/david-boxley-2/>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com, "David R. Boxley ~ Alaskan" in NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged. Source location: Native American Encyclopedia http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/david-boxley-2/. Available: http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com. Accessed: October 01, 2014.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@ article {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com2014,
    title = {NativeAmericanEncyclopedia.com Unabridged},
    month = Oct,
    day = 01,
    year = 2014,
    url = {http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/david-boxley-2/},
}
You might also like:

Tags:  , , , , , ,

Facebook Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.