Traditional totem poles represent clan histories. Tribal crests were carved and displayed as a privilege and strict protocols were followed for traditional ceremonies and memorials. Today many totem poles are designed according to the tastes of the people who commission them. The prices and designs depend on size, complexity, wood and transportation.
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90 cm red cedar totem pole representing a beaver gnawing a stick, was a custom order.
7 meter totem pole project, out of pine wood and was almost 100 yrs old, this was a group project and the 8 students learned to block then put the forms into the wood, and learn to balance every animal.
eagle at the top, spirit of the earth in the middle, and a grizzly bear at the bottom. Pole was raised by hand + ropes.
1,90 totem pole, with thunderbird (top), young raven, and bearmother (bottom), was a 6 week project from beginning to the final oiling and standing up.
western red cedar, paint
2,20 totem pole, in Hannover Museum collection
Bear, beaver, and chief with a skil hat, representing the feasts he has made.
red cedar, paint
60 cm Marquette totem pole, top is a eagle, middle – chief of wealth, bottom – grizzly bear
Gamlugides poles, 15 cm – white wolf spirit Marquette poles
The traditional Tsimshian totem pole out of red cedar, represents three of four main crests of the peoples. The main crest is always on the bottom, this supports all the rest of the pole.THLAXS, Claws of the Wolf, is the name given to this totem.
2,50m – western red cedar