|A Tlingit community house and totem poles are preserved in|
Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Be sure to check out the first part of a new series of posts at The Jesus Question, called Depictions of Jesus in Northwest Coast Art. The series looks to be an interesting and exciting "celebration of the divine image-bearing First Nations peoples of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, and their art." Part 1 is a general introduction to the peoples who create Northwest Coast Art, and a description of totem poles, their history and purposes (and common misconceptions about them). The post even contains three videos on the art form, as well as a few photos. Though I'm very under-informed about Northwest Coast Art, I absolutely love the look of it and I can't wait for Part 2 (which is coming later this weekend)!