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Totem Poles

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Totem Poles are such a unique form of artistic expression. They are made by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, which includes British Columbia, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. These impressive sculptures are carved from the trunks of very large trees, typically Western Red Cedars, and used as a way of documenting and communicating stories, myths and legends. Exploring one part of Canada’s rich cultural heritage is a nice way to celebrate Canada Day.

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