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    Here for your browsing pleasure is an extraordinary photo of Koskimo House-post. It was made in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis. The photo documents Interior supporting columns of Koskimo home bearing carvings commemorating incidents in family history, often depicting the guardian spirit of the founder. We have compiled this collection of photos mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact mailto:curator@ol....

    totem poles

    totem poles

    totem poles

    totem poles

    Native American Totem Poles | Animal Totem Pole / Flickr - Photo ...

    Totem Pole, I really like the round circles for the eyes being carved out to make the eyes stand out and a 3 dimensional effect. I also like the triangle form of nose on one of the totem poles to help create different faces for the totem pole making each face unique with different details.

    In the western hemisphere, totem Poles are hand carved columns first made by the early Indian tribes of the Northwest.   A totem is a carved wooden object, more often than not an animal representing a family or a tribe. It symbolizes a symbolic relationship between nature and humans. Totem poles often have very interesting religious and historical meanings interpreted through the mythical beings from the familial history

    Northwest Indian Carving

    Guardian Spirit by Laríssa, via Flickr

    Totem Pole carved by Bradley Hunt in Sechelt BC

    Totem Pole Carving - Popular among Northwest Indians

    Frog Totem Pole

    Hand-Carved Native American Totem Pole - woodcarving, Western Red Cedar by MKWoodcarving on Etsy www.etsy.com/...

    Above we show a vital photo of Kwahwumhl. It was made in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents Dancer wearing raven mask with coat of cormorant skins during the numhlin ceremony. We have compiled this collection of artwork mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact mailto:curator@ol....

    Totem Pole by will Joudrey, via Flickr

    "This amazing totem was on somebody’s front yard in Ketchikan, Alaska, right behind their parking spot. It’s beautiful, I love the character this bird has. I like the fact they are living art – carved wood standing out in the open, changing constantly due to weathering. They never were made to be hidden away in museums, presided over by people in white coats – they are for the people, and of the people." Matthew Wild

    First Nation Peoples Totem by SmilingMonk, via Flickr

    Totem.