Totem poles http://kplu.org en What's with all of the totem poles in Washington? http://kplu.org/post/whats-all-totem-poles-washington <p>With all the totem poles in Washington State, it might surprise you to know the cedar monument isn’t from this region.</p><p>Though some local tribes now carve them, they didn’t originally.</p><p>In fact, the first one here was pilfered from another state.</p><p><a href="http://www.kpluwonders.org/content/whats-all-totem-poles-washington"><strong>Read More on <em>I Wonder Why ... ?</em></strong></a> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:45:00 +0000 Charla Bear 5036 at http://kplu.org What's with all of the totem poles in Washington? Update: John T. Williams totem pole raised http://kplu.org/post/update-john-t-williams-totem-pole-raised <p>A 34-foot totem pole honoring slain First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams was carried from the Seattle Waterfront to Seattle Center and raised by some 90 people on Sunday. The pole was carried to its final destination with traditional singing, drumming, and dancing.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:52:14 +0000 Erin Hennessey & Paula Wissel 4246 at http://kplu.org Update: John T. Williams totem pole raised NW 'healing' totem pole heading to National Library of Medicine http://kplu.org/post/nw-healing-totem-pole-heading-national-library-medicine <p>A brightly colored totem pole was given a send off celebration at the Seattle Center. The carved cedar log is embarking on a 4,000 mile journey.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s headed to the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where it will be the centerpiece of <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/totem_trip.html">an exhibit on Native American concepts of&nbsp; healing.&nbsp; </a> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:10:29 +0000 Paula Wissel 2620 at http://kplu.org NW 'healing' totem pole heading to National Library of Medicine