Created By: Kauffman & Associates
Expo '74, the first environmentally themed World's Fair, opened in Spokane in May 1974. Native American and First Nations heritage was a focus. There were demonstrations of tepee building, traditional garments, and traditional dances. Canada Island is where the Canadian pavilion was housed and totem carving was demonstrated here by First Nations tribes. Though several totem poles were created during the Expo, this partially finished cedar totem with a man on top, reaching for the sky, is the only one that remains.
The other totem pole, with an eagle spreading its wings on the top, was added here in 1978 by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council.
Continue over the island and take the bridge to your left, heading toward the building that says "Washington Water Power."
This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Spokane American Indian Highlights