Looking at Totem Poles

Author(s): Hillary Stewart

Synopsis: Magnificent and haunting, the tall cedar sculptures called totem poles have become a distinctive symbol of the native people of the Northwest Coast. The powerful carvings of the vital and extraordinary beings such as Sea Bear, Thunderbird, and Cedar Man are impressive and intriguing.

Looking at Totem Poles is an indispensable guide to 110 poles in easily accessible outdoor locations in coastal British Columbia and Alaska. In clear and lively prose, Hillary Stewart describes the various types of poles, their purpose, and how they were carved and raised. She also identifies and explains frequently depicted figures and objects.

ISBN: 0-295-97259-9


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