Look at these pictures of villages.

As you can see, totem poles are important parts

of the Northwest Peoples' lives.

A totem pole is a tall log with carvings

that tell the story of a family.

Read the story of

The First Totem Pole.


See some pictures of the making of a totem.


Visit the totem poles at Stanley Park,

in Vancouver, Canada.


What do those carvings mean? Find out in

Symbols of Northwest Native Culture



Make your own totem poles:

Totem Art Project

Totem Pole Craft