Here is a blog page that I published on April 4, 2013. I told the story of Wm. H. Seward’s Totem Pole being discolored and what it would take to make recompense with the Tlingit tribe in Alaska. It involved a descendant of Seward’s hosting a Potlatch and providing gifts to tribal leaders. As you read the story you will see a conversion of factors that might have led to success if pursued. However, circumstances prevented it from happening. The fact that we had a descendant of Seward’s in the area was what helped make the possibility intriguing. Those faint hopes were damped this morning as we read in the Lincoln paper that Russell L. Seward, 74 of Fairmont, passed away on November 26, 2015.