Totem

The meanings of the designs on totem poles are as varied as the cultures that make them. Totem poles may recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events. Some poles celebrate cultural beliefs, but others are mostly artistic presentations. Certain types of totem poles are part of mortuary structures, and incorporate grave boxes with carved supporting poles, or recessed backs for grave boxes. Poles illustrate stories that commemorate historic persons, represent shamanic powers, or provide objects of public ridicule.
Very cool... Would love to see one
posted February 4th, 2013  
great shot,
posted February 4th, 2013  
Terrific
posted February 4th, 2013  
Yes, we need to have an interpreter when we are looking at one of these! Good shot!
posted February 4th, 2013  
Nice shot
posted February 4th, 2013  
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