Everyone knows that Indians of the Pacific Northwest carved Totem Poles, but very few people know much about these poles.
When you colour the pages of this book and read the words, you will find out many things about these giant sculptures. You will learn how the trees were taken down and what sort of tools the carvers used. You will find out that there were many kinds of totem poles. You will even be able to tell what some of these figures on the poles are by learning the symbols for them.
The illustrations primarily illustrate Haida poles, the tools carvers used, and the meaning of the symbolic figures seen on the poles.
About the Author:
Carol Batdorf has a long, close and caring association with the Coast Salish people. Apart from studying their culture, learning to carve totem poles and weave baskets, Carol has become Indian. She has served on the staff of the Lummi Communicatee Action program on the Lummi Reserve in Washington State and she has been an instructor in First Nations Studies at Western Washington University.