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Art of the Totem

Art of the Totem

By Hancock House Publishing

$8.95
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Color guide for totem pole enthusiasts. Majestic spires, reminders of ages past, pierce the Northwest Coast forest. These totem poles, as well as ones now in parks and museums, are a medium through which modern-day anthropologists can learn much about the past cultures of the great Northwest Coast Indian tribes. The carved figures on the totem poles illustrate a multitude of fascinating myths and tribal traditions. Majestic spires, reminders of ages past, the carved figures of totem poles pierce the coastal forests.
A medium through which modern-day anthropologists can learn much about the history of Northwest Coast tribal cultures, these totem poles illustrate a multitude of fascinating myths and traditions. First written for an obscure U.S. government publication in 1932, renowned Canadian anthropologist Marius Barbeau's classic work on the history of the development and significance of Northwest Coast totem pole art is now updated with beautiful color photographs
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