Totem Pole

Totem Pole

Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved from large trees, mostly Western Red Cedar, by cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. The word totem is derived from the Ojibwe word odoodem, "his kinship group".

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Escape From Scorpion Island (Series 3) - List of Challenges - Day 4 (Episodes 7 and 8)
... to slide across on skateboard decks holding a totem pole ... The first team to get across and smash their skull on the other end with their totem pole before 10 minutes is up, wins ... Claw fell off a lot of times and even dropped their totem pole but Sting managed to stay on the boards the whole way even after wobbling in the middle ...
Totem Pole - Similar Structures
... Poles similar to totem poles are also found elsewhere in the world ... Due to their similarities to totem poles, they are often described as being totem poles ... cultures with such example of having a totem pole-like objects are those by indigenous people of Jilin, northeast China the Koreans the Ainu, indigenous ...
List Of Compositions By Gregory Short - Orchestral Poems
... Coastal Forest and Raven Cradle Song (Kwakiutl), Totem Pole (Kwakiutl) II ... Totem Pole (Haida) III ... (Kiowa) Duck Dance (Seminole) Riding Song (Navajo) Night Is Here (Cherokee) Totem Pole (Haida) ...
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park - History and Creation
... he embarked on an ambitious folk art project to create a three-dimensional totem pole using modern building materials ... After eleven years of work, Galloway’s totem pole was completed in 1948 and topped out at approximately 90 ft (27 m) in height ... The totem pole’s construction took six tons of steel, 28 tons of cement, and 100 tons of sand and rock ...
Paul Pritchard
... changed drastically when he was hit by a large boulder as he was climbing the Totem Pole, a slender sea stack off the coast of Tasmania ... three books Deep Play (1997) is about his early climbing experiences Totem Pole (1999) about his accident and his recovery from it The Longest Climb (2005) continues his story of recovery He won the Boardman ... Totem Pole was also awarded the 1999 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize ...

Famous quotes related to totem pole:

    Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)

    Totem poles and wooden masks no longer suggest tribal villages but fashionable drawing rooms in New York and Paris.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)