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Title
Masked dancers, Qagyuhl
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 10, plate 358
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
The plate shows a group of masked and costumed performers in the winter ceremony. The chief who is holding the dance stands at the left, grasping a speaker's staff and wearing cedar-bark neck-ring and head-band, and a few of the spectators are visible at the right. At the extreme left is seen a part of the painted mawihil through which the dancers emerge from the secret room; and in the centre, between the carved house-posts, is the Awaitlala hams'pek, showing three of the five mouths through which the hamatsa wriggles from the top to the bottom of the column. See page 175 and footnote.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00277.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/277
Language
English
Subject
Kwakiutl Indians
Manners and customs
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portraits
Portraits, Group
Portrait photography
Masks
Source
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.10 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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