Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bear figure on totem pole at 'Ksan Historical Village in northern British Columbia. The bear was a central character in many Northwest Coast legends. Totem poles tell stories, identify clans, commemorate historical events, honor (or dishonor) people, and much more. The symbols carved on them often represent animals, spirits and people. The bear was a central character in many Northwest Coast legends and was a symbol of strength, humility, motherhood and teaching.

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Keywords: american indian, art, bear, british columbia, ceremonial, ceremony, first nation, hazelton, ksan historical village, native american, northwest coast, northwest coast totem pole, totem pole

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Northwest Coast totem pole

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