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Title:
Totem pole
Author:
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 26 cm
Summary:
A Tsimshian Indian proudly describes how his father carved a totem pole for the Klallam tribe and the subsequent ceremonial celebration.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.4 3 Quiz: 11691.
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ISBN:
9780823408092
Format :
Book

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The background of totem poles and the creation of one by a father and son.


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Gr 2-5-- David, a young member of the Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian Indian tribe in Washington state, is of mixed heritage, the son of an Indian wood-carver and a woman who was adopted into the clan. He narrates this book, which is far more than a simple explanation of how a totem pole is made. The large-print text explores David's understanding of traditional Indian crafts and folklore, as well as his step-by-step work with his father in carving the pole. The animal symbols are examined, as well as the manner in which the pole is raised and the attendant ceremony. The book is beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs of David and his family in traditional clothing, Indian crafts, tools, and the steps in wood carving. The book offers a glimpse of an ancient tradition that continues to thrive because of the skills, respect, and pride passed down lovingly from father to son. --Yvonne Frey, Illinois Central College, East Peoria (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.