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Totem Poles Of The Pacific Northwest Coast

This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the traditions that led to their creation. It includes both the author's vivid drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements.

Paperback: 195 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; New edition edition (March 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881922951

ISBN-13: 978-0881922950

Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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This book is for anyone who wants to study or research the Coastal Indian Totem Pole. Written in an easy to read yet scientific style it is historically accurate, authoritative and comprehensive. It contains multiple drawings and colored plates illustrating the types of poles, their function and individual details. It is a must for the experienced artist who intends on carving a totem showing carving techniques, tools, pictures, animal subjects with an explaination of the meaning and placement of each. It even tells how to raise a carved totem. Available in paperback it has to be a best buy!

This was a great deal of information by people that want to learn more about totem poles. Good pictures, too.

Hi from Barcelona:This book shows a very exhaustive and general vision of the history, meaning, styles and places where totem poles has been erected in the west coast.As a first approach this text overpases the highest expectations, but after you've read it all you've also got a respectful, lovely and acceptance feeling about all the first people tribes. And that's a very good thing to have after reading such a great book.

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