And if you look a little closer, you'll notice that one of the chiefs has a real feather in his cap, in the form of a cedar seedling, perhaps planted there by the trickster Crow.
At the base of the totem, we have a human being well-cared for by Bear while a double-headed sea serpent looks on.
Human is maybe not too sure about this situation. You can tell by the look in his eyes and the expression of his mouth.
I took these photos earlier on in my visit here. Lately, it's been raining hard and I've been caught up in family doings and recovering from my ongoing sniffles so haven't been out gathering pictorial souvenirs. In their stead, I offer the protection of the beings in this totem pole to all who come by to visit, whether or not your mocassins leave a trace in the blog.
is a greeting meaning, “Welcome!” or “how are you?” in the Chinook language.