Saturday, June 05, 2010
Here's a video I shot a few years ago at the First Peoples Festival in Montreal, Canada of Native Canadian Indian Métis sculptor Denis Charrette working on a large totem pole carving. Although totem poles are generally created by the Pacific Northwest tribes, there are other native artisans across Canada who also have been known to make totem poles.
Totem poles are obviously huge projects both in creating them and then getting a team to erect it in place. But the finished pieces are like monuments that really change a location's atmosphere. More background information and photos on them are at a totem poles article.