Totem Poles & Art of the Alaskan IndiansBook - 2003
The Tlingit Indians of the Northwest Coast carved interior house posts, portal entrances and free standing totem poles with crests of animals, sea creatures, birds, and legendary and human figures, successfully combining symbolism and realism. This book examines the social and artistic relevance of the Tlingit carvings and relates many of the fascinating North American Indian legends upon which some of the carvings are based.
Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House, c2003
Branch Call Number: 730 BOL
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm