Several of you expressed an interest in totem poles in Wednesday's comments to the blog. So we'll take a few minutes to find out more about them. Here's a link to a website on totem poles written by Pat Kramer, who describes herself as a "transplant to the Pacific Northwest."
Kramer is peddling a book, but she has studied and photographed totem poles erected by all the Northwest Coast peoples. And her website offers a good overview of artistic motifs, meaning and other information about totem poles.