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Moving Holm totem pole into position
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Moving Holm totem pole into position

The pole was skillfully moved into position, probably using exactly the same tools and techniques as the builders of the Ring of Brodgar.
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Picture added on 29 September 2007
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Holm totem pole
It's appropriate that the power for erecting this North American symbol was supplied by 'Manitou'. The manitou were powerful supernatural spirits among Algonquian native Americans and would have been in attendance at the installation of many original totem poles.
(Telehandlers used by the builders of the Ring of Brodgar could only have been spiritual ones.)
Added by Ian Hourston on 22 October 2012
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