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a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object

emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant

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But the Death Totem proves to be more powerful than any of them.
This engaging inter-disciplinary unit seeks to answer these questions by having students create clay totem poles as a visual narrative of our complex and beautiful world.
Totems are the basis of our songlines, said Mr Bruce, whose own totem is the blue-tongue lizard.
In this book you will be presented with a wide assortment of stories that will show the creation of totem poles, the animals that inspire the symbolism that totems represent and a journey through the rich history of the Native American People.
The devices - dubbed wayfinding totems -were unveiled by Coventry City Council last month in a bid to help visitors find their way to businesses and landmarks across the city.
Three of the totems are made of bronze and are uncoated--the presentation piece and a pair dedicated to the two World Wars--while the other one hundred and one totems have been cast from aluminium and glass and are dedicated to the winners of the Tour.
Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect with Spirits of Field, Forest, and Garden shows how to work with bioregional totems and others that relate to magic and healing, and moves far beyond competing books on 'plant magic' that focus on using fresh and dried plants in healing and magic endeavors.
California State University, Fullerton's anthropology department is returning 27 sacred tribal totems to Kenya as part of a repatriation effort that is over 20 years in the making.
The 15 "wayfinding" totems are set to be in place around the Colmore Business District by next spring and are going up as part of the ambitious Big City Plan initiative.
Each map has a tribe that needs resettling, with villages built around far-off totems.
Metro Totems is the latest installation in the Bridge and it has been drawing curious and admiring glances since it was officially unveiled.
House columns, commemorative totems, burial boxes, and even ornamental bowls were all of the highest order.
Then there is the cedar tree; it offers all it has to the people: wood for their great houses, canoes, monumental totems, bentwood boxes and a myriad of other wooden products.
Michael Frei had two goals and two assists and Eugene scored four goals in the first period as the Generals beat the Seattle Totems 7-6 on Monday in a Northern Pacific Hockey League game at the Lane Events Center ice arena.
Tony said that of all the items available to the railwayana collector, the humble station totems used on most British stations during the 1950s and 1960s, best epitomise train journey memories.