The talking stick is held by the Chief or highest ranked member of those present, or by the Chiefs Orator. The Orator is either an elected or hereditary official who would reside in the household of the lineage Chief. Any other person wishing to address the assembly would take possession of the talking stick during their speech. Whoever held the stick had the right to speak and everyone present would respectfully listen. Various crest symbols are carved on each talking stick.Deer hooves on the bottom of talking sticks represent real deer hooves, used originally to clack together to gain the attention of the guests. The Chief, wrapped in a blanket, signifies the most important and powerful figure in the tribe at the gathering. The figure of the Chief has the same meaning as the Chief wrapped in a blanket. Keywords: "model totem pole", "Haida sculpture", "rain stick", "native peace pipe", "native indian dreamcatcher", "loki staff", "cigar indian". The item "Talking Stick Yellow Cedar Totem Pole Design Native American Staff" is in sale since Thursday, July 10, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "artfromabove" and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan.