Depending on where the totem pole was made, or what culture it came from, totem poles where made from diffrent materials. Indians where most commonly known for wooden totem poles, but mayans totem poles where made from stones, like limestone.
Yes, they did. They were mostly carved from stone, usually limestone. The poles featured depictions of great battles, historic events and the gods they worshipped. Related questions: Why are totem poles made, who made them and when were they first made? How are totem poles made?
Depends on what your asking. When was the first totem pole made? Long ago. Who made the first totem pole? Depends on how you define a totem pole. Wood or Stone? Detailed or not? Who made totem poles? There has been totem poles from Africa Tribes, American Indians, Vikings, and undoubtedly more.
Totem Poles were made to celebrate a historic event or a death of a Family member. Some totem Poles were made because they were beutiful but most were made to celebrate something worth being happy about :) hope this helped.