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Pacific Northwest Totem Poles
Coast Salish Carved Poles
We carry a number of totems from various artists. Our stock is always changing. Prices vary depending on the size and diameter. If you have questions or would like to order, please call.
The Wikipedia Encyclopedia definition states "The word "totem" is derived from the Algonkian word Odoodem, roughly translating into "his kinship group."
On her website entirely devoted to totem poles, Pat Kramer says:
Totem poles are emblems that symbolized where a person stood within a big family grouping-- not just a mother, father, sister, brother, but within a whole clan of relatives."
The Simon Fraser University Archeology Department site states:
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