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The blog name:
I chose this name to tie in to the eagle mascot that EMU has used since 1991, as well as the native American mascot (Hurons) used from 1929 through 1990. Although the Hurons, who called themselves the Wendat, did not, as far as I can tell, originally carve huge totem poles in the fashion of the peoples of the Pacific Northwest, they did apparently have the concept of the totem, and at least since the start of the twentieth century, did take up the practice of carving totem poles.
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