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Totem Pole

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The word totem derives from the Algonquian (most likely Ojibwe) word odoodem, "his kinship group". Totem poles are carved by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The carvings can symbolize legends, events, or lineages. They can also simply be a sign of welcome.

This totem is based on some that I have seen on walks around my home in British Columbia. It is a "welcome" pole, and is made up of several friendly creatures (the clever owl, the silly duck, the mischievous racoon, all standing atop the sturdy tree-man).

I think this would make a unique little set that celebrates native peoples. It's a fun, quick build. It can be displayed on its own but also could be part of a larger scene.

Leg godt (play well) everyone!