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What do we call the large sculptures made of red cedar by Aboriginals?


Totems are typical in communities on the West Coast. Carved in red cedar, they evoke symbols, events and ancestors related to the history of a family or a clan. Varying in height and size, they are decorated with human and animal figures, as well as supernatural creatures. The Haida are renowned for their totem art.


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