This weekend we decided to do a mini road trip to Edmonton and visit the Royal Alberta Museum. The grounds surrounding the museum are as interesting as the museum itself. The ‘Ksan Totem Pole is one of the features outside the museum.
This totem pole, created in 1983 in honour of Universiade (the World University Games), was carved by Earl Muldoe with assistance from Chester MacLean and Victor Mowat.
The totem pole, that is 37 feet in height, is carved from a red cedar log and in the style of Northwest Coast Native art. Figures depicted on the pole include: Strong Man, the beaver, the raven with a frog in its beak, the bear holding a salmon, and the owl.