The purpose and meaning of a totem pole varies by culture. In some cultures, totem poles symbolize beliefs, while others serve decorative...
a pole or post carved and painted with totemic figures, erected by Indians of the northwest coast of North America, especially in front of their houses.
a hierarchical system: the bureaucratic totem pole.
Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved on poles, posts, or pillars with
symbols or figures made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, ...
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
Totem poles are monuments created by First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to
represent and commemorate ancestry, histories, people, or events. Totem poles ...
Find out how totem poles fit into Native American culture.
Visit this site for information about Native American Totem Poles. Totem Poles
definition, meaning and history. Pictures of Totem Poles.
Totem poles at Alert Bay, Washington, 1914 A totem is a spirit being, sacred
object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Native American tradition ...
Information about traditional and contemporary American Indian totem poles, with
links to totem pole carvers from several tribes.