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This is a "story pole" on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Native peoples of the Canadian and American Pacific Northwest and Alaska have long carving traditions. Individuals and people groups have distinct styles and symbols with which they express themselves through the totem pole art form. I have found much to appreciate as I look at more and more of these, and am beginning to recognize which tribal tradition a pole has been carved in or influenced by. The link can give you more information about these beautiful, skillfully crafted, purely Pacific Northwest native wonders.