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Duncan’s Totem Poles

Duncan celebrates its origins on native territory by including totem poles carved by traditional carvers in its city panorama. Each carving shows the style of the individual artist but much of the subject matter and the way it is pictured comes from way back  history. Several totem poles may be set in groups and single totem poles can be seen in front of buildings or greenery or parking lots. That type of distribution shows on some old photographs of native villages (minus parking lots) as well.  Here are some of them beginning with a group photo.

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A totem pole walk in Duncan’s small downtown area shows most of them and come spring summer is both interesting and enjoyable.

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The next pole, a little off the beaten track, shows this art media’s relevance as a recorder of modern history and is one of my favorites.

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Except for one or two poles they may all be viewed in full color on my Flickr site here and here.

 

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