Totem Pole Photos
On these pages you will see modern totem poles, most carved by native artists. The history of totem pole carving and the religious signification of the symbols is centuries old.
Totem Poles in Vancouver
Canadian Totem Pole
In the western hemisphere, totem Poles are hand carved columns first
made by the early Indian tribes of the Northwest.
A totem is a carved wooden object, more often than not an animal representing a family or a tribe. It symbolizes a symbolic relationship between nature and humans. Totem poles often have very interesting religious and historical meanings interpreted through the mythical beings from the familial history.