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Monuments in Cedar: The Authentic Story of the Totem Pole

by Edward L. Keithahn

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Can you read a totem pole? Do you know what the characters and symbols represent and signify? What are the misconceptions about them? Monuments in Cedar with its excellent photographs of potlatch and mortuary poles, exterior and interior house posts and other art expressions of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska Indians, is an authentic showpiece for culture brought to the public level. Understandable picture and word take the totem pole out of mystery into the knowledge of people who cannot or do not want to understand the scientific phrases of anthropologists. In simple terms, author Keithahn traces the totem pole from Stone age to Golden Age, shows it importance in Indian social and political life. He explains why the frog symbol is as big as the bear and where the white man and shaman or medicine man come into the picture. The real meaning of the potlatch is made "Indian giver" clear and if the reader is handy with sharp tools he can carve a totem pole using the same methods as tribesman.
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