Tin Can "Totem" Idea
- Greetings Art Educators,
Here is an idea that was posted in Riverdeep Newsletter.
Tin Can Totem Poles
Now don't "bite off my head" here folks...(smile).
I wouldn't do this idea exactly as written - but it does give you some
good ideas on how to assemble the finished parts. I can think of ways
to do this without trivializing Native American Art. Doing the pole as
written/shown and calling it Native American of course would be a
I will elaborate more on my ideas with anyone who is interested....
but I think you can get some ideas... Northwest Coast peoples used
materials that were available to you.... Tin Cans are available to
you.... Recycling is a good thing. These can be done as symbols for
our culture. Remember, it was white folks who called the Northwest
Coast poles "totems" first. "Totems" are found in many cultures.
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