Spirit Transformed: A Journey from Tree to Totem

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Upper elementary through high school students will enjoy this artist’s account of the carving of the Salmon totem for the 1994 Commonwealth Games. 

Spirit Transformed is the artist’s account of the carving of the Salmon totem for Saamich Commonwealth Place in Victoria, for the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Vickers tells us that this pole is carved in the style that is traditional for the Salish people. Text and large, full-color photographs cover the work, from commission through choosing the tree, the carving, and the raising of the pole. For Vickers, this was clearly a journey to insight and self-knowledge as it was to the Salmon Totem, a return, a reconnecting, to a past that is not, after all, beyond recall. Simply written, this can be used with high school students, as well as with upper elementary grades.

 

Author: Roy Henry Vickers (Tsimshian/Kwakiutl/Haida)
Illustrations: Color photos Bob Herger
Binding Availability: Hardcover only
Published: 1996
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, Haida