Friday, November 28, 2008

Totem Poles

Totem poles have been around for some time in the Alaska Native culture, they weren’t created to be worship, but instead to tell stories or legends of either their family or clan. Totem poles where used to identify the residents’ clan affiliation and place outside their homes. They were also used to remember special events, such as things like birth or battle. Also to honor a loved one or leader that has passed away. Basically a totem pole is a way of remembrance.

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