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Totem poles are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made ...


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 ...


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.


The cedar tree would be cut down, branches removed, and the helpers would carry the log to the house of the artist where the Totem Pole would be made.


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  ...


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 ...


Find out how totem poles fit into Native American culture.


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 price.