Totem Poles

Totem Poles

An Illustrated Guide

Book - 1981
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The massive wood carvings unique to the Indian peoples of the NorthwestCoast arouse a sense of wonder in all who see them. This guide helpsthe reader to understand and enjoy the form and meaning of totem polesand other sculptures. The author describes the origin and place oftotem poles in Indian culture -- as ancestral emblems, as expressionsof wealth and power, as ceremonial objects, as mythological symbols,and as magnificent artistic works of the people of the PacificNorthwest.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press with UBC Museum of Anthropology, 1981.
ISBN: 9780774801386
Branch Call Number: 736.4 HAL
Characteristics: 58 p.


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