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totem pole

a pole carved or painted with totemic figures set up by certain North American Indians, esp those of the NW Pacific coast, within a village as a tribal symbol or, sometimes, in memory of a dead person

Totem pole

A wooden post carved and ornamented with the emblem of a clan or family, and erected in front of the homes of the Indians of the northwestern United States.
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The result will see the totem pole repainted using half the design of Hannah Wells and half of that created by Phoebe Parnham.
She wanted to create totem poles with her students at West Newton Elementary School, and was contemplating several possibilities.
Discovering Totem Poles: A Traveler's Guide" is the first guidebook to focus on the complex and fascinating histories of the specific totem poles visitors encounter in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau.
An Indian totem pole might feature the symbol of a bear, for example; the Bensons would carve an actual bear.
Part three of the book describes 113 totem poles, provides their location, names their carvers, and identifies their cultural style.
Behind the visitors, three carved bears shinny down an eagle-topped totem pole
The five sculptures - Lady Blue Bell, fox cubs, a "green man", a troll and a totem pole - were created by wood sculptor Steve Iredale to reflect the charm of the beck and the nature found in and around it.
Cultural and conservation advisors will work with museum staff on stabilizing the totem pole and returning it to a condition suitable for exhibition.
In the 1950s, if your family had a West Coast totem pole souvenir, chances are it was made by Kakaso'las, Ellen May Neel
PLEDGES to live a greener life and a totem pole made out of recycled material were part of eco week at Ravensdale Primary School.
Terry Abel, left, and Ric Myers with the totem pole carved for the country music festival Picture: PAUL HEAPS/ ph050609dtotem-3
WARREN - The spirit of Molly Anne Bish, the 17-year-old lifeguard abducted from Comins Pond Beach seven years ago Wednesday, will be represented at Wednesday night's vigil on the Town Common by a bald eagle atop an 8-foot totem pole.