Totem Pole Representation

About this object

History of use

Paper (drawn) representations of Haida house and poles, used to plan Haida area of Totem Park.

Physical description

Model totem pole made of paper (part a) with large and small animal and humanoid figures, three watchmen at the top, a large fin (part b) that fits into the front of the central watchman, and a thin fin (c) that fits into the back of a whale lower down. All are coloured in red, black and grey. There is a piece of off-white string threaded through two holes in the back to hold it together. Parts d-i are six off-white paper roof beams pieces, each with eight sides and painted grey, and a bundle of 12 cedar sticks.