Saturday, December 6, 2008

Totem poles








These are just a few of the totem pole pictures that I took in Alaska. It's hard to imagine the amount of work that goes into one of them. As you can see, they come in all sorts of sizes and shapes.

6 comments:

George said...

Great pictures! I've been told that there is a meaning to the figures in the poles. It would be nice to know the story each pole represents.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Neal.. When I first started looking at your totem pole pictures, I wondered if they were from Alaska. My oldest son worked in Alaska for a couple of years--and got several great pictures of totem poles while there. VERY interesting!!!

Carletta said...

I love these Neal!
I had never seen any with a figure at the bottom and then plain pole and another figure at the top - interesting.

Loved the woodchuck link you left for me - Ha! :)

dot said...

Amazing looking things. My favorite is the next to last one. I was going to ask if one of them was Kaw-liga but I remember he is in Alabama somewhere.

Tina said...

Neil,
These are interesting totem poles...with the empty space in between the top sculpture and the bottom..do you know why that is? A lot of their lure is about the crow but I have never seen poles like you posted.. Cool!

guild-rez said...

Neal I know the place and took a lot of the same pictures.
We visited Alaska last year and love to go back again.
All totem poles have stories to tell..
- Cheers.