history

Hontoon Island Totems

During the digging of a canal near Hontoon Island in 1955, an owl totem was uncovered. In 1978, pelican and otter totems were discovered while an underwater utility cable was being repaired. These totems, which had been protected from rot by a thick layer of river mud, are the only North American totems found outside the Pacific Northwest.

Hontoon Island Totems