Tuesday, November 30, 2010

017. T is for Totem

G’psgolox totem pole returns home after 77 years

Welcoming ceremony at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

April 26, 2006
The G’psgolox totem pole is in the glass cabinet on the floor.

"The Haisla totem pole began its epic journey on 23 March, from the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. It travelled by road to the Swedish port of Gothenburg, where it was wheeled on board the roro decks of the cargo vessel Maersk Wind for its four-week, 9103-mile sea journey via the Panama Canal to the port of Tacoma, Washington, where it was then loaded onto a truck for a 141-mile trip to Vancouver." 

Here is the full article.

Totem pole at the Museum of Anthropology
Everyone should visit The Museum of Anthropology. Locals and tourists alike. It is a gem. 

The MOA is a place of world arts and culture.  Its strength is the art and culture of British Columbia.

Plan to spend a day there.  Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the beach.  You'll have a great day!

My world Tuesday
Go green.  Take public transportation.  Take any bus that gives UBC as its destination.  You'll get a mini tour of the city. 


Wanda said...

You really have a nice selection of totems and your vibrant colors are great.

Roger Owen Green said...

i understand that totems have great religious significance to the native Americans; welcome home, totem!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jay said...

Wow, where had it been all that time! I'm glad it made it back to where it belongs.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week!

NatureFootstep said...

I remember this. I watched a TV documentarie about it. Too bad I did not know about it until it was too late. I lived rather close to Stockholm at that time. But had no idéa it was there.