Totem Poles: An Altitude SuperGuide

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The First Peoples of the Pacific coast recorded their history and preserved their legends, myths and stories on spectacularly-carved totem poles. Learn to understand the "language" of these totem poles. Learn how to carve a pole or soar with the Thunderbird, all while experiencing the legends of the First People's past and present. Color photographs and archival images help illustrate the informative text. Author Pat Kramer spent many years researching the historical material as well as working closely with the First Peoples themselves in order to bring a fresh and revealing view on these incredible living artifacts. This book is an excellent guide as well as a handy reference, sourcebook and souvenir.

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The First Peoples of the Pacific coast recorded their history and preserved their legends, myths and stories on spectacularly-carved totem poles. This Altitude SuperGuide helps you to understand the ¤languageË of these totem poles. Soar with the Thunderbird or tempt the unwary with Dzunkwa, while experiencing the legends of the First Peoples╠ past and present. Pat Kramer spent many years researching the historical material as well as working closely with the First Peoples themselves in order to bring a fresh and revealing view on these incredible living artifacts.

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Pat Kramer writes special interest guides for travellers who yearn to discover western Canada. She writes not for the generic tourists, but for travel connoisseurs who delight in well planned trips filled with hidden wonders that are often overlooked. Because she is a part-time tour director, her books concentrate on visitor's best loved attractions. It will be difficult for you to read about these places without wanting to get up and see them for yourself. Pat maintains several Web pages using keywords from her book titles.

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