National Geographic : 1942 Sep
Alaska-Our Northwestern Outpost © National Geographic Society Koldachrome by Ernest II. Gruening Old Glory and a Totem Pole Flank the Governor's Mansion in Juneau President Roosevelt placed Governor Ernest H. Gruening at the head of a newly formed Alaskan War Council in June, 1942. When the Japanese struck at the tip of the Aleutian Island chain, this Council put the Territory on a full war footing. The totem pole is a copy of a tribal "family tree," made by Indian C.C.C. boys.