Totem Poles

By (author): Pat Kramer
ISBN 9781894974448
Softcover | Publication Date: May 21, 2008
Book Dimensions: 6 in x 9 in
112 Pages
$19.95 CAD

About the Book

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.

Pat Kramer spent many years researching the material in this book and worked closely with First Nations to create a fresh and revealing look at these incredible artifacts. Filled with fascinating facts, legends and photographs, Totem Poles is an excellent guide, reference and souvenir.

About the Author(s)

Pat Kramer is a long-time resident of BC’s west coast. Pat is a naturalist and speaker who works on cruise ships and writes guides for travel connoisseurs who delight in well-planned trips filled with hidden wonders. Pat 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.


"A very readable and interesting book . . . will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in Aboriginal art and First Nation history. . . a useful resource to anyone kayaking the B.C. or Alaska coast." —Sandy Richardson, QAYAQ
"A thoroughly researched reference and guidebook to totem poles . . . generously illustrated with excellent photos . . . a valuable record of totem art presented in an appealing and readable book. Highly Recommended." —Gillian Richardson, CM magazine