totem pole

Model wooden totem pole depicting anthropomorphic or zoomorphic figures highlighted with red, green, yellow, and black pigment. Part two of two. This is the zoomorphic figure that sits on top of the totem pole.

free standing memorial poles placed in front of houses to honor deceased chiefs

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