Thread: Totem poles
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Old 21-07-2015, 05:02 PM
DavidMcCann DavidMcCann is offline
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No. They were relatively modern, having started in the 18th century when metal tools became available: imagine carving a whole pole with a shell knife! They've never been religious or occult. Think of a coat of arms displayed on the wall of a castle or on the sign outside a village saying "welcome to x" and you get the idea. The Wikipedia article is pretty good (unlike in some cases).
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