Totem Pole, Birmingham Museum of Art

Close-up of a section of a totem pole by a Haida artist Reg Davidson (1954- ) of British Columbia, Canada, at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The detail features two of the animals associated with his family's clan affiliations: the frog (top) represents his mother's clan, and the killer whale (bottom) represents his father's clan. The Haida are among a number of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest who created totem poles to represent people and groups in their tribe.

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department