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Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide
Totem Poles by
Call Number: 731 HAL
Totem poles, unique to the Indian peoples of the Northwest Coast, create a sense of wonder in all who see them. This guide helps 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 artistic works of the people of the Pacific Northwest.
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast by
Call Number: 759.1 STE
In Looking at Art of the Northwest Coast, the elements of style are introduced; the myths and legends which shape the motifs are interpreted; the stylistic differences between the major cultural groupings are defined and illustrated. Raven, Thunderbird, Killer Whale, Bear: all the traditional forms are analyzed.
Looking at Totem Poles
Looking at Totem Poles by
Call Number: 731 STE
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. Hilary 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. Each pole, shown in a detailed drawing, is accompanied by a text that points out the crests, figures and objects carved on it. Historical and cultural background are given, legends are recounted and often the carver's comments or anecdotes about the pole's story.
Totem Poles of Stanley Park
The Totem Poles of Stanley Park by
Call Number: 731 JEN