13467. The Relationship Between Totem Poles and Shamanism.
Discusses how the totem poles of the Pacific Northwest Indians were derived from a shamanic worldview, as well as the ways in which shamans were depicted on poles or involved in making them. Also draws parallels between shamanic initiations and the ceremonies relating to totem animals. 12 pages, 44 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
Copyright 1998 - 2018
Academic Term Papers. All rights reserved.