Totem Poles

Totem Poles

An Illustrated Guide

Book - 1981
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The massive wood carvings unique to the Indian peoples of the Northwest Coast arouse a sense of wonder in all who see them. This guide helps the reader to understand and enjoy the form and meaning of totem poles and other sculptures. The author describes the origin and place of totem poles in Indian culture - as ancestral emblems, as expressions of wealth and power, as ceremonial objects, as mythological symbols, and as magnificent artistic works of the people of the Pacific Northwest.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press in association with the U.B.C. Museum of Anthropology, c1981
ISBN: 9780774801416
Characteristics: 58 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 26 cm. --
Additional Contributors: University of British Columbia


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