Umana Yana

The Umana Yana is a national symbol of Amerindian heritage in Georgetown Guyana. For more information http://nationaltrust.gov.gy/umana-yana-african-liberation-monument/

Still trying to find out what the significance of this pole is

It reminds me of the totem poles we see in in the US, with a few noticeable differences

The first being this is laying down while a totem pole stand erect, but there is wooden plank debris around it that makes me wonder if it is meant to be vertical rather than horizontal

The other major difference is from my understanding totem poles only have animals carved into them while this has animals, people, and crops

I’ll get back to you when I know more

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