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Totem Poles

Ricky EsparzaChristian Aguada

Totem poles are monuments created by the first nation of the Pacific Northwest to represent and commemorate ancestry, histories, people, or events.

Mountainous and icy islands stretch 480 miles between Icy Bay, Alaska, and the small city of Ketchikan, Alaska. British Columbia, and Yukon Territory, a group of 16,000 live of an area that has been occupied for at least 11,000 years.

Most totem poles stand between 3 to 18 meters tall, although some can reach over 20 meters in height. Totem poles are located at the main entrance and in a house. Mortuary poles are used for tombs and headstone.

The beliefs of Tlingit people are like some of the traditional religions in history. Tlingit tall of the creator, kah – gooh – yah, whose sacred name was never said above a whisper.

Making a totem pole doesn’t require a little amount of skill. Totem poles are made western red wood. A certain tree is picked for its beauty and character.



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