Totem Poles Waste of Wood or Important?

Totem poles are a big part of culture in Canada. They bring the native americas history back to life.
"Totem poles are protected in Canada they are even considerd sacred.
People have gone to jail for cutting them down and selling them." Shame poles look much like totem poles but you can rember they are shame poles because they have red ears and noses to represent shame. Totem poles can also represent a family history and symbol.
Totem poles may be the most protected thing in Canada other then their syrup.
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Nate Gdowski Elliott Edsall

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