This is a Haida totem pole.
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Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
A totem pole is a carved log.
The carvings tell stories and history.
The new totem pole is 14 metres tall.
Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.
Visit the links:
This face is carved into the new totem pole.
Photo: Courtesy of The Vancouver Sun
It is made of red cedar.
This tree was 500 years old.
A team of carvers worked for one year.
The Haida community is proud of their new pole.
This totem pole is in front of the Haida Heritage Centre.
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See more photos:
Old totems in Gwaii Haanas
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Grave yard totem in Gwaii Haanas at the UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Gwaii Haanas National Park, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC
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