Totem Design House Coppers on Teal Ladies Top
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This design created by Andy Everson, has special significance to the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. For our ancestors, copper shields were a symbol of wealth, rank and authority. A part of our commodity system, the selling and purchasing of coppers in our potlatch ceremonies, a copper shield could come to represent great worth. They are still in ceremonial use today, although not as currency.