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Title
Placating the spirit of a slain eagle, Assiniboin
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 18, plate 634
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
For their feathers, which were used in many ways as ornaments and as fetishes, eagles were caught by a hunter concealed in a brush-covered pit. A rather elaborate ceremony took place over the bodies of the slain birds for the purpose of placating the eagle spirits. The Sarsi custom is described at some length in Volume XVIII, pages 95-99·
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00419.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/419
Language
English
Subject
Assiniboine Indians
Canada
Clothing and dress
Manners and customs
Montana
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
Rites and ceremonies
Saskatchewan
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 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.18 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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