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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totem_pole

Totem poles are monumental sculptures, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, ..... Early tools used to carve totem poles were made of stone, shell, or bone, but beginning in the late 1700s, the use of iron tools made the carving work ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-totem-pole

Some totem poles represent stories or important events. On these poles, each figure on the totem represents part of a story. These totems are used as a way to  ...

www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-culture/totem-poles.htm

Visit this site for information about Native American Totem Poles. ... Burial Pole - totem poles were used as grave markers, grave posts or mortuary totem poles ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Totem_pole

Totem poles in front of houses in Alert Bay, British Columbia in the 1900s. ... The poles used for public ridicule are usually called "shame poles," and were ...

indians.org/articles/totem-poles.html

Long ago totem poles were found to stand 40 feet tall. Today Indian artists continue to carve trees but some are short and used in homes as decoration.

www.crystalinks.com/totempoles.html

Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved from great trees, typically .... The poles used for public ridicule are usually called "shame poles", and were ...

users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/basics.htm

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

native-american-indian-facts.com/Native-American-Indian-Art-Facts/Native-American-Indian-Totem-Pole-Facts.html

Totem Poles - a list of facts about this amazing Native American Indian art form. ... they sculpted totem poles, how they made them, and what materials they used.

www.inquiry.net/outdoor/native/totem/tools.htm

Today the knife is used as one of the important wood-carving tools. In addition, chisels, gouges, veiners and parting tools of various shapes, sizes and temper ...