Douglas & McIntyre
Discovering Totem Poles

Book details:

May 2012
ISBN 978-1-92681-285-4
Paperback - Trade
6" x 10"
112 pages
90 colour illustrations
Travel / Special Interest
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Discovering Totem Poles

A Traveler's Guide

An indispensible guide for identifying totem poles along British Columbia’s inside passage from Vancouver to Alaska.

Whether rising from a forest mist or soaring overhead in parks and museums, magnificent cedar totem poles have captivated the attention and imagination of visitors to Washington State, British Columbia and Alaska.

Discovering Totem Poles is the first guidebook to focus on the complex and fascinating histories of the specific poles visitors encounter in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau. It debunks common misconceptions about totem poles and explores the stories behind the making and displaying of 90 different poles.

Travelers with this guide in their pocket will return home with a deeper knowledge about these monumental carvings, their place in history and the people who made them.

About the Author

Aldona  Jonaitis

Aldona Jonaitis

Aldona Jonaitis is the director of the Museum of the North and professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Previously, Jonaitis served ...

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