Totems and Totem Poles
What was the purpose of North American Tlingit totem poles?
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For what purpose did North American Tlingit artists carve totem poles?
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What best describes the purpose of North American Tlingit totem poles?
They contain symbolic imagery that tells the story of a Tlingit clan's family history. They depict fierce animal symbols that are used to ward off evil spirits. They are used during religious ceremonies to illustrate spiritual teachings. They are carved during potlatch celebrations and then given away to honored guests.