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Re: totem poles

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Mbhirst_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Sep 13 2002 - 14:56:51 PDT


I did awesome toem poles with high school 3-D students a couple of years
ago. We studied traditional poles and symbols then invented our own, present
culture symbols to build on the poles. We did an installation of them in our
school's Prairie and had an opening ceremony. It was very cool. These poles
were 12 ft. tall.
Here are a couple of good sites:
<A HREF="http://collections.ic.gc.ca/totems/contents.htm">http://collections.ic.gc.ca/totems/contents.htm>
<A HREF="
http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/totem_poles.htm">http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/totem_poles.htm>
<A HREF="
http://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/default.html#Meaning%20of%20Totem%20poles">
http://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/default.html#Meaning%20of%20Tot

em%20poles</A>

I also remember that I received criticism from people on this list for
working with these sacred artforms as "art".

Marcia

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