Totem post
Totem pole To"tem pole or Totem post To"tem post A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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