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Totem poles are monumental sculptures, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, ...


Colors used to paint totem poles were limited. Artists relied on natural pigments. Black was the most common, made by grinding soot, graphite or charcoal.


Who made the Totem Poles? Totem Poles were not created by all Native Indian tribes and their production was limited to Northwest Indian tribes located in the ...


How old are totem poles? Since the late 1700s, as Native people gradually acquired metal tools, the aboriginals from southeastern Alaska and the Northwest  ...


Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, British Columbia in the 1900s. .... provide a sort of rot resistance, and the fire is made with chips carved from the pole.


Native American Indian totem poles are sculptures carved on poles made from huge trees. These sculptures were made by Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest  ...


Find out how totem poles fit into Native American culture.


Nov 19, 2015 ... Totem poles are thought of as symbols of Seattle by many residents ... at the south gate with supporting posts made to look like totem poles.


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 ...