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to·tem

(tō'tĕm),
An object (usually an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; something that serves as a revered symbol.
[Amer. Indian]

totem

[tō′təm]
an animal, plant, force of nature, or inanimate object that represents the tribal ancestor of a clan. It also serves as a tutelary spirit and protector and may communicate through oracles.
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The second totem pole showcases our state capital, and the wealth of interesting places and people who built the city.
The center's totem is about 12 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds - much lighter than the half-ton it weighed when the pole was carved and the wood was still green.
Jonaitis starts with the story of a Seattle totem pole at Pioneer Square and explores the intriguing history behind the raising of that pole, which includes theft, deceit and arson.
Many have described the show as "captivating", while others say they were able to "escape reality and experience the magical world of TOTEM.
DC Matthew Inness, left, and some of the items recovered, including artwork, huge skeleton and totem poles
While each of them has his or her own distinct style, they were all allowed the same basic materials for their totem, including three large boxes.
There is a map of the world of the Hiryu, a list of the crew, the six Bestia, the Totem and others, a guide to the Shinzon names and a timeline of related events.
The totem pole has now been raised in the school grounds and features 10 traditional tribal faces designed by local primary schools.
Brady established a relationship with Chief Saanaheit which would eventually lead to the giving of the totem poles that stand in Sitka National Historical Park.
A large oval plate in blue made pounds 22, whilst a green Totem coffee pot in good condition attracted 11 bids and sold for pounds 11.
THREE generations of residents are working together to create a trio of special totem poles which celebrate different aspects of their area of Halesowen.
If someone asks you this question, you have David Bouchard's permission to use his grandmother's story about how a great West Coast chief unexpectedly found his totem.