Totem Poles by Pat Kramer


Printed by Heritage Distribution Group, a Canadian company.

The First Peoples of the Pacific Coast recorded their history and preserved their legends and stories on spectacularly carved totem poles. This book guides readers to the many places in British Columbia, Washington and Alaska where totem poles can be found and helps viewers understand the “language” of the poles. Learn about their origin and history, the symbols and ceremonies linked to them, types of figures and how to identify them, and where to see authentic poles and pole collections.

A long-time resident of British Columbia’s west coast, Pat Kramer is a naturalist and speaker who works on cruise ships. She has travelled the world, visiting First Peoples, and is an acknowledged expert on the cultures of Northwest Coast First Nations, with whom she worked in educational capacities for more than 20 years.