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Discovering totem poles : a traveler's guide

Author: Aldona Jonaitis
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Vancouver : D & M Publishers Inc., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the stories behind the making and displaying of 90 different totem poles found in Washington State, British Columbia and Alaska.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldona Jonaitis
ISBN: 9780295991870 0295991879
OCLC Number: 764323725
Notes: "A Ruth E. Kirk Book."
Description: xiii, 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Seattle. The Seattle totem pole at Pioneer Square ; Grizzly Bear House posts at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture --
Victoria. Wawadit'la, the Mungo Martin House at the Royal British Columbia Museum ; Sgaang Gwaii (Ninstints) poles at the Royal British Columbia Museum ; Tony Hunt's grizzly bear and human post at Horseshoe Bay --
Vancouver. Haesemhliyawn Memorial totem pole of the Gitk'san from Gitanyow (Kitwancool) at the Museum of Anthropology ; Monuments by Bill Reid, Doug Cranmer, and Jim Hart at the Museum of Anthropology ; The Thunderbird House post by Tony Hunt at Stanley Park ; Carvings by Susan Point, Joe David, and Don Yeomans at Vancouver International Airport --
Vancouver Island. The world's tallest pole at Alert Bay ; The poles in Alert Bay --
Prince Rupert. Eagle on the decayed pole at Prince Rupert by Dempsey Bob and Glen Wood --
Haida Gwaii. Qay'llnagaay (Sea lion town) --
Ketchikan. Saxman and Totem Bight ; A portrait in Saxman Park ; The Clan House at Totem Bight ; The Chief Kyan pole ; The Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Center totem poles--
Sitka. Chief Saanaheit's poles at the Sitka National Historical Park ; Sitka's monuments at World's Fairs ; The K'aylaan pole by Tommy Joseph ; The Sitka Wellbreity totem pole by Wayne Price --
Juneau. Curturally modified trees by Richard Beasley at Mount Roberts ; The Wasago pole at the alaska State Office Building ; The Wooshkeetan pole by Nathan Jackson and Steve Brown.
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Jonaitis is refreshingly iconoclastic, reminding us that totem poles were never worshipped or considered sacred and the concept of 'low man on the totem pole' has no meaning. -- Mike Dillon * City Read more...

 
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