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Transcript of Totem Poles
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Commemorate a birth A totem pole might be more than 60 feet high and take 2-3 years to carve Tools and Paint The Costal Indians used homemade tools for carving. They also made paint from bark, coal, clay, copper, berries, and shells that were mixed with salmon eggs. Adz: Worked like an ax Maul: made of stone with a wooden handle Salmon eggs were used for paint . Thunderbird - Most powerful of all the spirits; the personification of "chief." Bear - Represented a teacher who taught people how to fish. Bears also symbolize strength and power. Killer Whale - Honored as strong and brave fish. Legend said the killer whales would bring food or assistance to the wounded. Raven - A cultural hero of the Coast Indian peoples who had magical powers and could change himself into anything. Wolf - revered as a good hunter and associated with the special spiritual powers necessary to heal the sick.