A totem pole is a large carving, often made out of a tree, that depicts symbols or figures. They are usually made by various First Nations and Indigenous peoples around Canada and the United States.
I have heard that these poles may be considered Avodah Zarah, presumably as objects of worship, which may or may not be true. Alternatively, perhaps the depictions on them are depicting people or other images which may be forbidden. Are there any sources or Poskim that discuss if these are to be treated as Avodah Zarah, and why?