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I have a question about totem poles.
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Jul 11, 2019 1:34pm
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I cannot so far find a clear answer. My daughter claims that the wooden Dracula head statue in her room is a totem pole. I say it cannot be as a totem pole depict totemS (plural).

Does anyone know?

Thanks.
Re: I have a question about totem poles.
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Reply to: #977172 by crosscresent
Jul 11, 2019 1:46pm
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Most definitions of a totem pole point to Native Americans of the northwest regions, and carvings are related to the family or clan it represents.

So, IMHO, no, her carving of Dracula would not qualify, since Dracula is of European origin.
Re: I have a question about totem poles.
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Reply to: #977172 by crosscresent
Jul 11, 2019 1:47pm
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A Pastafarian is asking?
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Reply to: #977174 by Kirbert
Jul 11, 2019 2:10pm
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When it suits her.

But, according to her it's a tiki face. I'd have to go in her room to see for sure but she's being a pain right now.
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Reply to: #977175 by crosscresent
Jul 11, 2019 2:26pm
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But, according to her it's a tiki face.

Okay, now "Tiki" relates to Polynesian cultures, which is totally different than Pacific Northwest.

How old is your daughter?
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Reply to: #977176 by JampersandJ
Jul 12, 2019 7:31pm
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She's 13. But she just admitted that she was being a pain. She likes to drive me crazy.
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Reply to: #977176 by JampersandJ
Jul 12, 2019 7:33pm
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I Googled tiki poles and everything came up as tiki totem poles
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Reply to: #977203 by crosscresent
Jul 12, 2019 9:05pm
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If they are carved from palm trees, they are the tiki type.
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Reply to: #977200 by crosscresent
Jul 13, 2019 2:19pm
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So why does it bother you either way?
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Reply to: #977172 by crosscresent
Jul 13, 2019 8:10pm
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Re: I have a question about totem poles.
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Reply to: #977255 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Jul 16, 2019 8:15am
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I want that 🤭
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Reply to: #977232 by IrishRef
Jul 16, 2019 8:19am
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Why does it bother me anyway?

Why does it bother you that we're curious? We're just trying to figure out what the ☠️ this thing is. No big whoop right?

Eye roll yourself and
Keep scrolling. 🤷