Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved on poles, posts, or pillars with
symbols or figures made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, ...
Carving a totem pole requires not only artistic skill, but an intimate understanding
of cultural histories and forest ecology. Most totem poles are made from ...
Mortuary poles made in the nineteenth century housed the coffins of important
people in a niche at the top. Carved of red cedar logs, the figures on totem poles
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Mar 6, 2014 ... This is a Totem Pole I made out of a piece of 4" x 4' treated post. I used "Coral
Photo House" to get the outline I needed. I then used a electric ...
The term "totem pole" is not a native Northwest Coast phrase. ... Tall multiple-
figure poles were first made only by the northern Northwest Coast Haida, Tlingit,
Today, both short and tall totem poles are still enthusiastically made by
Northwestern and Alaskan Indian artists, and it is possible to purchase one-- for a
How old are totem poles? Since the late 1700s, as Native people gradually
acquired metal tools, the aboriginals from southeastern Alaska and the Northwest
Mar 23, 2015 ... The totem pole is a monument created by Northwest Coast Aboriginal peoples to
serve variously as a signboard, genealogical record and ...
The beginnings of totem pole construction are not known. Being made of wood
they decay easily in the rainforest environment of the Northwest Coast, so no ...