They are also embellished with mystic carvings appertaining to clansmanship.
The word ‘totem’ was first used in 1781 by an Englishman called Long who lived among the Algonquin tribe and became an interpreter. He then wrote a travel book in which the secrets of totemism were revealed.
See also WAUKHEON.
Article last updated on 10 January 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Totem-poles: Native American information." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 14 September 2014.