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Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast

By Edward Malin

This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the traditions that led to their creation. It includes both the author's vivid drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements.

About the author

Edward Malin

Edward Malin is an anthropologist whose professional life has been dedicated to the study of Northwest Coast Indians. He served as chairman of the humanities department ad the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and holds master's degrees in cultural anthropology and East Asian studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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